West Ham captain Mark Noble has praised Victor Moses for finally breaking into Chelsea’s first team, saying he believes the Nigeria international is unstoppable when in his best form.
Moses is enjoying a revival in his career at Chelsea after spending the last three seasons out on loan at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham respectively following his arrival from Wigan in 2012.
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has used Moses as a right wing-back in his new 3-4- 3 formation to much success, although the Italian decided to rest the 25-year-old for the Blues’ EFL Cup fourth-round tie with West Ham on Wednesday.
Speaking to the Hammers’ matchday programme ahead of the game, which West Ham won 2-1, Noble admitted Moses is finally hitting top gear and is becoming a player to be feared.
“We will be coming up against a former team-mate in Victor Moses and on his day he is one of the best and you cannot stop him,” Noble said.
“The one thing that has probably gone against him during his career has been his consistency but he looks like he has that now and is enjoying his football.”
Goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes helped Slaven Bilic’s side to a 2-1 victory in the EFL Cup, with Gary Cahill scoring Chelsea’s consolation goal.
West Ham will now travel to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in the next round of the competition after Jose Mourinho’s side overcame rivals Manchester City 1-0 on Wednesday.