Antonio Conte told 27-year-old ‘giving everything’ to Chelsea FC

Spurs legend Garth Crooks has been impressed with Victor Moses' performances in the Chelsea FC team

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
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Garth Crooks has praised Victor Moses for “giving everything” to the Chelsea FC team despite the prospect of a World Cup next summer.

The defending Premier League champions were 4-0 winners against promoted side Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Chelsea wing-back made a contribution to Eden Hazard’s opening goal in the first half of Saturday afternoon’s Premier League clash.

The Nigeria international polished off a straightforward win with Chelsea’s fourth goal in their 4-0 win against Brighton to seal three points.

Moses has scored one goal and has made one assist in 17 appearances in the Premier League this term.

The versatile Chelsea defender missed out on BBC Sport’s African player of the year award at the end of 2017 despite playing a key role in their title success.

Moses’ enthusiasm to perform at the top of his game hasn’t been dampened by the disappointment of missing out to Liverpool FC forward Mohamed Salah in the awards ceremony.

Former Spurs forward Crooks has been impressed with Moses’ application in the Premier League over the past couple of months.

“I must say this lad looks like he’s enjoying his football at the moment,” Crooks told BBC Sport.

“He seemed to be involved in almost every raid Chelsea made down their right-hand side against Brighton, and it was Moses’ timely cross which caused sheer panic in Brighton’s defence, allowing Eden Hazard to capitalise with a thunderous shot past Mathew Ryan.

“If Moses wasn’t darting down the wing in his short-sleeved shirt and woollen gloves, he was flying across the far post trying to put the finishing touch to another piece of Hazard magic.

“The wing-back was as superb in attack as he was in defence and took his goal brilliantly. Here is another Premier League player who, fitness willing, is due to feature in the World Cup this summer.

“From what I can see, he’s giving Chelsea everything on the field at the moment and saving nothing for Russia.”

Moses scored three times in 30 appearances in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign under Antonio Conte last term.

The Blues signed Ross Barkley in a £16m deal from Everton earlier in the transfer window.

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