Paul Merson: This unsung Chelsea star is as important as Eden Hazard, he’s incredible

Paul Merson lavishes praise on Victor Moses for his sparkling displays for Chelsea this season

Paul Merson has picked out Victor Moses as his unsung hero in the Premier League this season following his fine displays for Chelsea.

The Nigeria international has been a regular fixture in the Chelsea team this season after being given a new lease of life under Antonio Conte at Stamford Bridge.

Moses has scored three goals and made one assist in 19 Premier League appearances so far this term for the Blues to help them build a five-point lead at the top of the table.

The 26-year-old’s future at Stamford Bridge before this season had not been clear but Moses has been in superb form this term.

And his top displays for the Blues have not gone unnoticed by Merson, who feels that he is as important to Chelsea as the likes of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Merson said: “The shift he puts in! You talk about Eden Hazard and Diego Costa but Moses has been as important as anyone in making this system work for Conte and he’s also scored some important goals.

“To consider he’d never really played that role before is just incredible.”

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Chelsea are currently gearing up for their FA Cup clash with Peterborough on Sunday afternoon.

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