A big question asked on Twitter is being debated by a lot of Crystal Palace fans about which one their academy products have had the better career out of Nathaniel Clyne and Victor Moses.
Both have had very successful careers since leaving the club, and even at the Eagles had great spells, but it seems like many believe Moses has done better than Clyne.
It is hard to disagree when you look at what has happened to the two since they left Selhurst Park. After making his debut in 2009, Clyne went on to feature at right-back for the South London side 137 times before moving to Southampton and then Liverpool, where he is in the final year of his contract, per Transfermarkt.
Injuries and the emergence of Trent Alexander-Arnold has meant that the fullback, who also featured for the Three Lions is struggling for game time. He also won the European Super Cup last season but didn’t play, and sadly missed out on the Reds’ Champions League title as he was on loan at Bournemouth.
Who is the better player?
Moses has enjoyed lots of success, starting off at Palace as a terrifying winger for opposition defences, making 69 appearances, and scoring eleven goals, per Transfermarkt. However when he ended up at Chelsea, after loan spells at West Ham, Liverpool and Wigan, the Nigerian international became a revelation under manager Antonio Conte as a right wing-back, and won the Premier League and the FA Cup as a regular in the team.
He won the Europa League twice with the Blues as well and the transformed defender has also lifted the African Cup of Nations with Nigeria, and it is clear that due to his success that Moses has had the better career.
Both have been great examples of how good the Palace youth academy can be, and fans will be hoping that the club continues to produce fine talent.
Here is what fans had to say following the post:
— Nick (@nickgusset) May 5, 2020
Moses he’s achieved more and still playing at a respectable level
— Diyar Kurnaz (@diyar_kurnaz) May 5, 2020
And has adapted his game. Can play anywhere on that right side and do a decent job. Moses all the way for me and as you said still going today and about to secure another contract. Highlights though what a decent academy we had in those days. Even Ben Watson playing
— Jed_Die (@Jed_Die) May 6, 2020
Moses won African Nations, Premier League, Fa cup and Europa league. Along with playing for Chelsea, Liverpool and Inter (and Wigan) . Clyne played for Southampton and Liverpool and won nothing. Safe to say Victor had the better career.
— . (@Marshy_ap) May 5, 2020
Moses – won more but has evolved his game and played as a striker, winger and wing-back. Conte loved him when he was at Chelsea
— Michael Rice (@michaelrice96) May 6, 2020
Victor. I think Nate was a better player but Victor’s done more.
— BeardedEagle 🦅🤘🏴 (@BeardyTrabant) May 6, 2020
— Jimmy Dawes (@dawzey16) May 5, 2020
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