Chelsea flop gets unexpected boost from £30m Blues target

Luke Shaw and Southampton players

Reported Chelsea target Luke Shaw has praised Blues winger Victor Moses during a Twitter Q&A session for England.

England international left-back - and reported Chelsea target - Luke Shaw engaged in a Question-and-Answer session on England's official Twitter account on Friday.  And there were some very surprising answers among the more obvious responses.

Shaw has enjoyed an outstanding season at Southampton, and is hotly tipped to move on this summer.  The Saints, unsurprisingly, may have other ideas.  And the south coast club recently tweeted that while they had received a number of bids for their star players they had no need to sell.

But Shaw is surely the jewel in the crown, and the £30million-rated teenager has long been linked with both Chelsea and Manchester United.

There were some suggestions at the back-end of last season that the fact Shaw supported Chelsea as a boy could see the Blues in the box-seat, especially since the departure of Ashley Cole.  

But for now it remains unknown who will fill the left-back position at Stamford Bridge next season, with Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis also strongly linked.

But that is enough rumour-mongering for now.  Shaw had other things on his mind as he prepared for this summer's World Cup with a little Twitter Q&A.  And when asked who his toughest opponent to date had been, he no doubt stunned those reading his responses by replying with the name Victor Moses.

The Chelsea winger has not enjoyed the best of times since his move from Wigan, and last season he spent the majority of the campaign on Liverpool's bench during an ill-fated loan spell.

Moses scored just two goals last season and failed to provide a single assist.  But the Nigerian international clearly stuck in the mind of Shaw, who hailed the 23-year-old's pace and power.

There is no doubt he has both of those, and he is a very talented young player.  But things have not worked out for him at Chelsea - so far at least - and it will be interesting to see what the next season has in store both for Moses and for Shaw.

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