Chelsea line up perfect Moses replacement

By Mark Peters IN General,Premier League,Transfers - 08:49 Jun 21st 2017

Aside from defeat in the FA Cup Final, Chelsea’s 2016/17 campaign could not have gone much better, with the West London outfit securing 93 points on their way to comfortably winning the Premier League title.

Two of the surprise stars of the season were wing-backs Victor Moses and Marcos Alonso, neither of whom were viewed as players capable of holding down a place at such a prestigious club in previous years.

Despite their obvious successes, both men remain vulnerable to being upgraded this summer, with the likes of Juventus duo Dani Alves and Alex Sandro regularly being linked with stealing their jobs.

ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN

Now, if reports in the Daily Mirror are to be believed, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is appearing on the Blues’ radar, having impressed at wing-back following Arsenal’s switch to a 3-4-3 formation late in the season.

Soon to enter the final year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium, the versatile performer has featured in close to 130 Premier League games, though around half of these have come as a substitute:

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
POS: MIDAGE: 23Y 10M
HEIGHT: 5FT 11INWEIGHT: 11ST 0LB
GAMES
ASSISTS
GOALS
11/12
Arsenal
16
2
2
12/13
Arsenal
25
5
1
13/14
Arsenal
14
2
2
14/15
Arsenal
23
1
1
15/16
Arsenal
21
1
16/17
Arsenal
29
7
2
TOTAL
128
17
9

The 23-year-old has just enjoyed his best top-flight campaign in terms of appearances and direct goal involvement, however, playing a part in nine of the Gunners’ strikes.

In fact, despite turning out for a team that finished 18 points and four places behind Chelsea in the table, the England international still managed to make more of an offensive contribution than Moses, albeit that he occupied a variety of different roles:

Alex
Oxlade-Chamberlain
versusVictor
Moses
MIDPOSITIONMID
23Y 10MAGE26Y 6M
5FT 11INHEIGHT5FT 10IN
11ST 0LBWEIGHT11ST 0LB
 
PL | ARS | | CHE | PL
06/16 - 06/1706/16 - 06/17
16
STARTS
29
1652
MINS
PLAYED
2498
2
GOALS
3
7
ASSISTS
3
OPENING
GOALS
WINNING
GOALS
1
1
HOME
GOALS
3
1
AWAY
GOALS
HEADED
GOALS
R
2
GOALS
R/L FOOT
R
2
826
MINS
PER GOAL
833
3
TOTAL
5

Known for his boundless energy, impressive turn of pace and the ability to run with the ball, Oxlade-Chamberlain appears perfectly-suited to the role of a right wing-back in Antonio Conte’s preferred system.

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2 Comments

  1. bashegson
    Posted June 21, 2017 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    What are you saying Moses is bettered than the man in 8th position the premiership log.

  2. Peter
    Posted June 22, 2017 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Chamberline is good but Chelsea needs @ least 2 deadly strikers in their CL campaigns.NJ