Chelsea midfielder Oscar has revealed the "whole team" will be out to impress new manager Antonio Conte in the Blues' remaining fixtures this season.
Italy head coach Antonio Conte is due to take the helm at Stamford Bridge in the summer following the Azzurri's Euro 2016 campaign and Chelsea midfielder Oscar has admitted that the entirety of the Blues' squad will be out to impress the new boss.
Chelsea's 15-match Premier League unbeaten run came to an end last weekend in a narrow defeat to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium. The reigning champions will be without Champions League football next season with a top-half finish their only hope this term.
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Speaking to the official Chelsea website, Oscar said: "Everyone in the dressing room was unhappy because we played well. We had chances to score goals but we didn't and when you lose it’s difficult.
"We started well but when they scored they started to play better. We spoke in the dressing room at half-time and said we need to improve our game. In the second half, we played well, but if you don’t score a goal you don’t win the game."
24-year-old Oscar has been at Chelsea since 2012 when he signed from Internacional for just shy of £20 million. The Brazillian international has already made 41 appearances in all competitions this season.
In Chelsea's loss to Swansea, interim boss Guus Hiddink took the chance to experiment with younger players with a number of youngsters in the Blues' squad.
Hiddink was criticized by some Chelsea fans for dropping 'number 1' goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to the bench while Asmir Begovic was given a rare start.
Following the loss, Oscar admitted there is a need for Chelsea players to impress the incoming new boss, Conte.
He added: "I try to play my best for Chelsea but it’s not just me, the whole team will try to win games to impress the new coach ahead of next season.
"We had a lot of kids playing (against Swansea) and people who haven’t played much this season were involved because we have a lot of injured players.
"We have six games left this season. We played well against Swansea but we didn't win and now we have to focus on the next match because it’s very important for us. It will be a good game against Manchester City."
As mentioned by Oscar, Chelsea go up against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge next Saturday with the Sky Blue's chasing Champions League qualification.
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