Considering the Brazilian was linked with a January exit, the resurgence of Oscar has proven a refreshing sight for Chelsea supporters. Back in inspirational form, the 24-year-old looks set to be vital to the club’s attempts to claw their way back up the table.
Oscar has recaptured his form of past seasons and the goals are returning to his game. Despite having struggled under Jose Mourinho this campaign, alongside Guus Hiddink he has appeared a new and better player.
The crescendo of this upsurge in form proved his impeccable hat-trick against MK Dons. Whilst this was admittedly against a weak Championship side, it reiterated his importance to Chelsea and in emphatic fashion.
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Besides, with Chelsea’s wishes of the top four now proving fantastical, the FA Cup is the club’s best chance of success and Oscar has helped them along the road to Wembley.
The Brazilian has also found the net against Sunderland and Crystal Palace in recent months. In fact, Oscar has already scored more goals since the ‘Special One’s’ departure than what he garnered under the Portuguese’s wing at the start of the season.
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This form goes further than goal scoring though with the midfielder’s passing and ball recycling improving dramatically under Hiddink.
Suddenly the prospect of Oscar packing his bags for Juventus proves an alarming thought for Blues fans as opposed to an encouraged proposition. The Brazilian has reminded the club of his talent and shown that selling him would be a risky decision.
There seems little reason why Oscar shouldn’t be made the focal point of the club’s attack. Whilst Diego Costa offers the finishing touch, Oscar provides the ammunition and has been a substantial instigator in the club’s recent up-turn.
Besides, with Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas still failing to get going this campaign, who is better qualified than Oscar?
The 24-year-old is offering goals and a range of passing that currently can’t be found anywhere else in the Chelsea squad barring Willian. Consequently, the Stamford Bridge side could reap great rewards from moulding their offensive outfit around the attacking midfielder.
Chelsea are finally on the up and Oscar has been key. In a season of turmoil and disappointment, the club should, at the very least, place an impetus on players who are performing at their optimum.
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