Chelsea chief explains why Moses deserved new deal

Chelsea technical director Michael Emenalo says winger Victor Moses has earned the new contract he signed on Wednesday.

The Nigeria international has agreed a two-year extension to his current deal, keeping him at Stamford Bridge until the summer of 2021.

The 26-year-old has established himself as a regular in the Blues’ table-topping side this season, playing an integral role as an industrious, creative wing-back in Antonio Conte’s 3-4-3 system.

Moses was signed in the summer of 2012 and helped Chelsea win the Europa League in his first season, but fell out of favour and spent spells on loan at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham.

The arrival of Conte as Chelsea boss this summer transformed his fortunes, and he made himself a hero with what proved to be the winning goal against Tottenham in November.

Emenalo told Chelsea’s website: “We are extremely pleased Victor has chosen to extend his contract with us.

“He is enjoying an excellent season and, under Antonio’s leadership, has proved to be an important member of the squad.

“This new contract is testament to Victor’s hard work and dedication to succeed at Chelsea and we believe he will be a big part of our future success.”

In total, Moses has made 72 appearances for the Blues, scoring 14 goals.