Converted Premier League players
Converted Premier League players

Premier League stars that adapted new positions after Victor Moses’ Chelsea contract coup

Converted Premier League players

FootyOn look back on converted Premier League players that took up new positions after Chelsea’s Victor Moses agreed a new contract extension.

The Blues wideman has been reverted to a reliable full back by current coach Antonio Conte.

Such a move from being a winger has seen Moses gain plenty of playing time and success in London.

His club are runway league leaders and 4/1 with Paddy Power for FA Cup success this season.

The 26-year-old has just put pen to paper on a new deal keeping him at Stamford Bridge until 2021.

So, in light of his new contract after position switching success, we look back at other converted Premier League players.

Ryan Giggs

Giggs is third on the list of oldest Premier League goalscorers. He reverted from a winger to centre midfielder later in his career.

Giggs is third on the list of oldest Premier League goalscorers. He reverted from a winger to centre midfielder later in his career.

After many decorated years at Manchester United as a skillful, pacy winger, Giggs moved into central midfield.

His speed may have deserted him later on in life but he still possessed a killer eye for a decisive pass.

The Welshman enjoyed a prolonged career as a central playmaker under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Giggs played right up until he was 40 years of age after 23 seasons of Old Trafford service.

Antonio Valencia

Valencia is another one of our converted Premier League players.

Valencia is another one of our converted Premier League players.

Another Red Devils star next on our list of converted Premier League players.

Ecuadorian wideman Valencia shot to prominence at Wigan Athletic as he earned a move to Old Trafford.

He enjoyed success early on but the pressure of his eventual number seven jersey saw him falter.

After giving up the iconic shirt and reverting from a winger to full back, Valencia has become a solid first-team regular under Jose Mourinho.

James Milner

Milner has developed into a solid full back from his earlier time as a winger.

Milner has developed into a solid full back from his earlier time as a winger.

Previously at Aston Villa and Manchester City, Milner was regarded as a dangerous attacker from the wide areas.

He also featured through the middle early on in his career.

Although, under Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool he has become more useful as a full back.

The England international now features more prominently in the rearguard at Anfield, letting better forwards do the business at the other end.

Like Moses, Milner has seen his versatility rewarded with plenty of game time in the top-flight.

Alan Smith

Smith became an aggressive midfielder after starting life as a striker.

Smith became an aggressive midfielder after starting life as a striker.

Look away Leeds United fans!

Once a hero at Elland Road, Smith severed ties with the club as he joined bitter rivals Man Utd in 2004.

Having started as a renowned finisher in his prime, he later adapted his game in central midfield.

It former Man Utd boss Ferguson that saw his potential for a switch.

Smith swapped his clinical attacking instincts for aggressive, high-pressure tackling abilities in the middle of the pitch.

Gareth Bale

Bale has become a global superstar since leaving Spurs.

Bale has become a global superstar since leaving Spurs.

In contrast to Milner and Moses, Real Madrid superstar Bale moved further up the pitch in his career!

At Tottenham, the Welshman began life as a speedy full back.

This is how he caught the eye while at Southampton as a teenager.

Although, he gradually built a reputation for dazzling pace and impressive instincts in front of goal.

Under the watchful eye of Harry Redknapp that he blossomed from a left back to dynamic wideman.

Since his Spurs days he has even adapted a spot in the middle behind strikers.

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