New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says Nigerian Victor Moses must improve as a winger if he is to return to regular action for the Premier League club.
The 27-year-old became a regular for the Blues under Antonio Conte in the last two seasons, adapting brilliantly as a right wingback.
Yet this term Moses has yet to start a game for the London side and was omitted from their matchday squad for last weekend’s win at Newcastle United.
The main problem for the former Super Eagles man – who announced his shock retirement from international football last month – is that Chelsea have changed to a 4-3-3 formation under new boss Sarri.
This means he either has to play as a right-back in a four-man defence, or compete with the likes of Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro for a place as a winger.
At this moment, Chelsea’s Italian manager insists Moses needs to improve, but he adds that it’s only a matter of time until the player will be given a chance to prove himself.
“But because he changed the position on the pitch... last season he played (at right wing-back), and now we want him to play like a winger,” explained Sarri.
''We changed the position and, in the new position, he needs to improve. But it's only a question of time, I think."
Moses will hope to feature for Chelsea this afternoon when they host Bournemouth in a Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge.