Victor Moses’s delight at making his Chelsea debut was tempered by the lack of three points taken against Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.
The 21-year-old made his Blues bow as a replacement for Ryan Bertrand in the 58th minute, and while our performance as an attacking unit improved following his introduction, we were unable to make the breakthrough which would have maintained our perfect start to the league season.
‘I played around 25 minutes, we did very well when I came on and I just tried to help the team as best as I could,’ Moses told Chelsea TV. ‘Unfortunately we only ended up with a point, but it’s still a good result away from home, it was a battled point.
‘Everyone expected us to win, but that’s football. It’s a derby game as well, they were playing at home, they gave it 100 per cent and wanted to win the game, but we came out with our own tactics and tried to win the game, now we’ll just look forward to the next match.
‘We had a lot of chances, we didn’t take them but hopefully in the next game we’ll be able to capitalise on that.’
With the team set up in Roberto Di Matteo’s favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, Moses started out playing wide on the left-hand side, but with a tactical switch soon after seeing us revert back to a shape which has served us well in past years, the former Wigan Athletic man moved out to the right.
It was a change which almost brought instant reward, as Moses forced a smart stop from the impressive Julio Cesar, while shortly after it was his cross which created a wonderful opportunity for Eden Hazard, who was unable to convert.
‘When I came on we were playing 4-2-3-1, but the manager pulled me back and said we were switching to 4-3-3,’ Moses explained. ‘I moved out to the right and Ramires went back into the middle with Hazard on the left.
‘The first chance I had, I just wanted to take the defender on. There was a bit of a deflection but the goalkeeper made a great save.
‘After that, I set up another chance for Hazard, but he wasn’t able to connect with it properly. We should be happy with the point we took.’