Moses ready for Blues challenge

The 21-year-old joined the Blues from Wigan for an undisclosed

fee on Friday following a protracted period of speculation, and was

paraded before the club’s supporters prior to their 2-0 win over

Newcastle on Saturday.

Moses is in line to make his debut in Friday’s night’s Super Cup

encounter against Europa League winners Atletico Madrid, and the

former Crystal Palace youngster cannot wait to get started.

“When I first heard that Chelsea had come in for me I was

surprised, but I had a call from my agent saying they were really

interested in me and what did I think,” Moses told the official

Chelsea website.

“I said they are the European champions and anyone would like to

play there and now that everything is sorted, I am delighted to be


“I am happy to come back to London as I grew up here and it is a

great honour to play for the club that won the Champions


With the likes of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Juan Mata already

giving manager Roberto Di Matteo plenty of creative options going

forward, Moses could find first-team opportunities hard to come by,

but he insists he is unfazed by the competition.

“There are a lot of world-class players here and I am here to do

my best for the team and to help them win more trophies,” he


“The club has done well for the past few years, they have

achieved a lot, and [it is great] for me to be able to play with

these world-class players.”

Moses emerged from Palace’s academy to make his first-team debut

in 2007, before joining Wigan in 2010, where he went on to make 74

league appearances, scoring eight goals.

Moses’ versatility was a feature of his time at Wigan, and he

expects Di Matteo will also look to exploit those qualities as the

club bids for success on several fronts.

“I went to Wigan to play left wing mainly but then the manager

saw the way I was playing and he mostly used me on the right. Last

season I played more on the right but sometimes on the left,” he


“I can also play up front or behind the striker, I can play

anywhere up front.

“I’m comfortable wherever the manager wants to play me.”