Many have been wondering why Victor Moses has suddenly become a team regular under Conte but the Nigerian wideman has been the most improved player in the Premier League by some distance. He was close to leaving and now has probably doubled his value after his recent performances. The secret to his chance is actually quite simple: he is perfect for the position Conte created. He has stamina, he can run and he is 100% dedicated. He looks like the kind of player who will run until he passes out rather than to sit and rest. He is very similar to Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia who also raids the right flank like there’s no tomorrow. There is one downside to such players in the fact that they could eventually run out of gas. Sprinting and running marathon-like distances every 3 days will bring down any player regardless of his name.
With that in mind, Conte is looking for possible back-up solutions to have around just in case guys like Moses need a rest. According to Metro, the Italian boss may have found the perfect substitute for the Nigerian wing-back. West Ham’s Michail Antonio is rumored to be wanting to move as he is one of the only Hammers players to kick on from their over-achieving last campaign. He would fit in perfectly at Stamford Bridge as he is pretty much the same kind of player like Moses. He is a bit slower though but makes up for it through his strength and ability in the air where he is a real menace scoring the most goals for West Ham so far this season. Even though he signed an extension in 2016 which keeps him at the club until 2020 he might be tempted to bail on West Ham who are 13th right now and have little perspective with Payet also keen on leaving. The club on the other hand is not that eager to let him leave despite the lack of success likely this season when they will probably miss any European competition. While a good solution for the right flank, Antonio will be hard to sign this early in the season as West Ham’s best player but playing for Conte is sure pretty appealing right now.