Monday, October 31, 2016 8:53 am
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said performances of Marcos Alonso and Victor Moses at wing-back has been key to his side’s recent run of victories.
Conte has utilised a 3-4-3 formation during Chelsea’s run of four consecutive Premier League victories
“I ask my wing-backs to attack and defend. I think Moses is a great surprise in this aspect because we know him as a winger, but I think he is playing in a fantastic way.
“For Alonso it wasn’t easy to go into the English league and to play in this way.”
The two players made vital contributions to Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Southampton over the weekend.
“This role is very important in this system because you must have good stamina and quality to play as a wing-back,” Conte said.
He added that his squad has enough strength in depth to use wing-backs throughout the season, adding: “We have to continue but I think Pedro can also play in this role, like Moses.
“More defensively, [Branislav] Ivanovic or [Ola] Aina can play as wing-backs, but I’m pleased because I’m seeing a lot of positive things.”