The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been impressed with the form of Victor Moses since his return to Stamford Bridge, but it’s fair to say that his long-term credentials are uncertain.
The Nigerian, though he has been a good fit at right-wing back, is naturally a more offensive player, and particularly if Chelsea switch back to a four-man defence – which is a possibility, particularly if Antonio Conte leaves this summer – then he arguably wouldn’t quite fit into the Blues’ first team.
Naturally, then, the prospect of that will likely make him nervous, but what should be even more concerning for Moses is talk from The Sun indicating that a new right-back could be headed to Stamford Bridge.
According to The Sun, German defender Benjamin Henrichs is reportedly interesting the Blues. He apparently has a £31 million release clause in his contract, making him decent value in the modern market, leading the Blues to consider him.
A German international, Henrichs is an offensively minded full-back that is capable of playing in any number of positions. He’s settled on the right-hand side as of late, and he has looked comfortable, but versatility is king for the German.
He’s a brilliant dribbler of the ball, and that regularly leads to exciting attacks for his current team Bayer Leverkusen.
That doesn’t take away from his defensive ability, though. Leverkusen have a fairly decent defensive record, with their goal difference of +13 up there with the best sides in the Bundesliga, and Henrichs has been a pretty important part of that.
Undoubtedly, the German is still developing, and he’s finding his feet at senior level. As such, Moses could well be fortunate enough to start next season as Chelsea’s first choice, but long-term, Henrichs’ potential makes him the clear candidate to man the right-hand side of the defence for the Blues long-term.
Chelsea fans – thoughts?
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