Victor Moses has not given up on reigniting his Chelsea career under Antonio Conte despite spending the last three seasons out on loan. The Nigeria international has not played for the Blues since May 2013 having had unsuccessful spells with Liverpool, Stoke City and West Ham United.
The 25-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge from Wigan Athletic in the summer of 2012 but has gone on to make just 44 appearances for the club during his four-year career in west London, contributing 10 goals and five assists in all competitions. Constant injury problems last term restricted Moses to just 13 Premier League starts for West Ham, damaging his hopes of winning a permanent move.
Conte's arrival at Chelsea was expected to see the career of Moses – who never played during Jose Mourinho's second spell in charge – go in a similar direction, with Eden Hazard, Pedro and Willian all ahead of him in the pecking order. The Italian's plan to keep Colombian Juan Cuadrado will also hinder his opportunities. Nevertheless, Moses is ready to fight for his place and has no initial plans to leave.
"It's a very big season for me, there is a new manager here," said Moses, who was one of 33 players send out on loan by Chelsea last season, according to The Evening Standard. "I have to show my talent and make sure I work hard to get into his thoughts. I will keep working hard and see what happens after that. We have a new manager and he knows what he wants from us. We are still getting used to the way he wants us to play, but it's going to be good."
Moses agreed a new deal with Chelsea prior to joining West Ham last summer, with his current contract still having another three years to run. The former England youth international has racked up appearances for six Premier League clubs in his relatively short career but could be set for some belated stability.
Upon West Ham co-owner David Gold announcing the departure of Moses in June, he pledged the club would sign quality replacements to fill the void left by the winger, and the remainder of their departing loan players. Slaven Bilic has drafted in six players already this summer, with Toni Martinez, Ashley Fletcher and Gokhan Tore representing the fresh attacking options now available to the Croatian.