Pat Nevin: Antonio Conte deserves praise over these two Chelsea players

The former Chelsea winger has been impressed with how Antonio Conte has utilised Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses

Pat Nevin says Antonio Conte deserves credit for getting the best out of Chelsea duo Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses.

The Blues manager signed the Spanish full-back in a reported £19m deal from Serie A side Fiorentina in the summer transfer window.

Conte has also restored Moses to the Chelsea first-team after the Nigeria midfielder’s journeyman career in recent seasons.

Alonso and Moses have been utilised in wing-back roles as part of a 3-5-2 formation that has delivered results in the past couple of weeks.

In fact, the former Liverpool winger has even managed to score two goals in eight Premier League appearances so far this term.

And former Chelsea winger Nevin has been impressed with Conte’s tactical awareness to use Alonso and Moses to such great effect.

“I’ve been impressed with Antonio Conte from the start,” Nevin told Newstalk’s Off The Ball podcast.

“His adaptions and his substitutions have been all working well. This is pretty special. The people I wouldn’t have thought to put in there – Moses and Alonso – nailed it. It helps the guys in front of them as well.”

Chelsea are in fourth place in the Premier League table and a point behind current leaders Manchester City after nine games.

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The Blues will make the trip to Southampton in their next top-flight game at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon.

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