Victor Moses says Antonio Conte is the first Chelsea manager to give him a real chance to prove himself.
The Nigerian winger was brought to the club by Roberto Di Matteo for a fee of £9million in the summer of 2012.
However, the 25-year-old has spent the past three campaigns on loan at Liverpool, Stoke and West Ham United after being overlooked by a succession of managers.
That’s despite the former Wigan star regularly featuring in the club’s pre-season tour as he failed to force his way into the club’s first-team.
He went on tours of Austria and the United States with new Blues boss Conte this summer and is yet to be shipped out the door again with the transfer window still open.
Conte handed him a rare start in last night’s League Cup second round tie with Bristol Rovers and the forward made his mark by netting in the 3-2 victory.
“I was excited to get on the scoresheet, it was important for me as well as for the team,” Moses said after hitting the target.
“I’ve always believed in the ability and the talent I’ve got and I’d like the fans to know there’s still a lot to come from me.
“We’ve got a great manager here who gives the lads a chance to express themselves. I’m pleased to be playing this season and I just want to keep working hard.
“Every pre-season I feel I’ve done well and it’s just about being given a chance. That was the thing that was missing. I’ve got that with this manager now.”
Moses put pen to paper on a new four-year Chelsea contract last September before he joined the Hammers on loan.