Mark Hughes 'delighted' with 'excellent' Chelsea star Victor Moses

Stoke City boss Mark Hughes is very happy with the performances of Victor Moses so far this season.

Stoke City played out an exciting draw with QPR at Loftus Road yesterday in the early afternoon kick-off, but Mark Hughes will rightly feel aggrieved that his team did not come away with all three points after taking the lead twice.

Goals from Mame Biram Diouf and Peter Crouch twice gave Stoke a n advantage over the home side, but goals from Steven Caulker and an excellent late free-kick from QPR man-of-the-match Niko Kranjcar meant sharing the spoils.

It was Hughes' first game against QPR since he got the boot at Loftus Road - after his tumultuous 11 month reign in 2012.

And while he had several excellent performers on show, it was one who would like to call South West London home who caught the eye.

Victor Moses signed for the club on loan from Chelsea this summer. The Nigerian international has failed to make an impact at Chelsea since leaving Wigan Athletic for a fee in the region of £10 million back in 2012.

He spent last term on loan at Liverpool, where he again struggled for football, so perhaps took a slight step down the Premier League ladder in order to play regular football with The Potters.

He was directly involved with both of Stoke's goals yesterday and with that in mind Hughes, himself a former Chelsea striker, announced his pleasure at seeing Moses back to his best:

"He has been excellent in every game he's played. He's given us that pace that we lacked last year, which is a marked difference in how we play away from home now.

"He's had two years where he hasn't played a great deal of football, which isn't anything to do with his ability. He's always been very talented and we are delighted with what he's produced."

Chelsea have an abundance of options in the attacking midfield and winger roles, and with 26 players out on loan - so the likelihood is his career at Chelsea looks to be over.

But if he keeps performing like this there will be no lack of suitors when Moses finally looks to leave the club permanently in the coming months.

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