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Christian Eriksen v Oscar: Who's the better all-round player?

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Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Junior and Christian Eriksen have shown their talent throughout the course of this 2013-14 season of the English Premier League.

Both of them are around 22 but age hasn't played any factor in the performances they've delivered so far.

Oscar left everyone dumbstruck since he burst on to the scene for the Blues, scoring a brace against Juventus in his first start for Chelsea last season.

Eriksen meanwhile was the key man in the Ajax squad for the past two seasons, scoring 25 goals in 115 matches.

He was also a central figure in Ajax's 32nd League Title victory last season. Both Eriksen and Oscar have been very good for their clubs so far; Oscar has scored four goals while Eriksen has scored just a single goal for Spurs in the Europa League.

Oscar is stunning, especially when it comes to scoring goals while Eriksen is very good when it comes to his passing. Here's a comparison between the dynamic stars...

Ball Control

We very well know that Eriksen is one of the best playmakers in the Premier League. Oscar is not quite a playmaker but he's more of a fast runner and better on the break.

Oscar knows how to threaten the goal but the defenders are scared of someone like Eriksen who can deliver clever and dynamic passes with dexterity.

We're comparing the Ball Control of two, so I believe Eriksen is somewhat better in controlling the ball up front and in the midfield.

Eriksen 1-0 Oscar

Speed

Oscar can be very good when he plays like a striker or like a winger up-front. But the Dane is well set to become the world's most effective playmaker and not a winger like Oscar.

Wingers and strikers have more strength and stamina than the attacking midfielders and central midfielders.

Moreover, I've never seen Eriksen make quick, surging runs into the box like Oscar does,so the 22-year-old Brazilian looks better when it comes to speed.

Eriksen 1-1 Oscar

Passing

Well,I guess there must be no doubt about this basis of comparison. Eriksen is very good on the ball and his link-up play with the players around him is pretty good.

Oscar can link up well but Eriksen's passing looks more decisive and conclusive than Oscar's efforts anywhere on the pitch.

He can pass it long, short and is nearly a complete passer of the ball.

Eriksen 2-1 Oscar

Agility and Resistance

Being two young stars for their clubs,these both are very agile and resistive to tackles by opposing defenders.

Oscar is very quick and can get away from defenders very quickly and he can turn away from challenges as well.

Eriksen, being a midfielder can face defenders but will find an easy way out by maybe, performing a one-two or laying it off to Paulinho or somebody else. Both are rigid and don't go down easily unlike Suarez,Young or Busquets.

Eriksen 2-2 Oscar

Finishing and Shooting

It all comes down to the last basis of comparison in this one. Eriksen is a set-piece taker and free kick taker for Spurs and Oscar is devastating when he's on the ball in the box.

Even he can score blistering goals from long way out pretty much like his second goal for Chelsea, that curler against Juve last season.

Eriksen scored a fantastic goal for Spurs against Tromso some weeks ago. With equal and deserved respect to both players,I must say that if I ask somebody about Eriksen's shooting (not free-kicks), he'll probably say "Good,but not very good".

Oscar's shots can take away any defender in its way into the goal.So,I am being unbiased by saying that Oscar wins this one

Eriksen 2-3 Oscar

WINNER-OSCAR

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