Until Antonio Conte and his sexy hair rocked up at Stamford Bridge, it would be fair to say that Victor Moses’ Chelsea career had yet to take off. The Nigerian international spent years bouncing between various mid-table teams in the loan market (yes, that includes Liverpool), without being able to force his way into his parent club’s plans.
Conte’s appointment as Chelsea manager signalled a change in fortunes for the winger, because the Italian knows how to make every player in his squad count … except John Terry; John Terry can fuck off. He has quickly repackaged Moses as a dynamic wing-back who does the leg-work for more talented forwards ahead of him.
And Moses isn’t the only outcast to profit from Conte’s tactical acumen. Nathaniel Chalobah waited five years to make his Chelsea debut, but the new Chelsea boss has quickly found use for him as a reliable substitute to help close out games.
Here are six more Chelsea loanees Conte might want to take a look at.
With youngsters like these waiting in the wings, Chelsea’s seat at football’s top table is safe for the next few years. Oh, and did we mention fuck off John Terry?