How has Oscar become vital to Chelsea under Conte?

How has Oscar become vital to Chelsea under Conte?

A huge tactical overhaul was required to get the best out of a talented squad and Antonio Conte was chosen at the man to lead it. Many expected that he would move to his favoured 3-5-2 and target players during the summer to make that possible. Although this might be his aim for the future, he hasn't been able to achieve it during the first window. That hasn't held Chelsea back though, as the Italian is a pragmatic and tactically …
Everton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Everton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

These two teams head into this blue versus blue clash with contrasting starts to the season behind them. Roberto Martinez’s Everton have drawn both of their opening games against Leicester City and Arsenal - the latter included an implosion from 2-0 up - whilst Jose Mourinho’s side have started as Chelsea teams usually do: with wins under their belts immediately. Chelsea have won both of their opening Premier League games and have scored five in the process, including a 2-0 …
Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea? | Comparison with Oscar

Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea? | Comparison with Oscar

After eight years with Arsenal, Cesc Fabregas forced a transfer to his hometown club, Barcelona, in the summer if 2011.  After three seasons at the Camp Nou, it looks like the Spanish midfielder wants a return to the Premier League.  Renowned for his creative abilities, Fabregas is one of the best attacking midfielders in the world.  His apparent interest to leave Barcelona has put many clubs on high alert. Fabregas has been linked to a whole host of English clubs. …
Which Three Attacking Midfielders Should Start For Chelsea? | Stats

Which Three Attacking Midfielders Should Start For Chelsea? | Stats

Many thought Chelsea bought too many attacking midfielders in the summer, given that Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar were all already at the club, but the side relies upon their array of number tens. Jose Mourinho expects his three creative midfielders to work hard in both halves of the pitch and it was Mata's failure to do the hard yards that cost him his place in the side. The likes of Willian, Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah have all …
Hull City v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

Hull City v Chelsea Preview | Team News, Key Players & Stats

In a repeat of the first fixture of the season Chelsea and Hull meet at the KC Stadium after both clubs overcame Championship opponents in the FA Cup last weekend. Hull City will have had one target this season and that was to stay in the league – currently they are on their way to do this as they sit in 10th place with 23 points. The competitiveness of the league this season though means they are still only 6 …
Player Performance Analysis | Oscar Vs West Ham

Player Performance Analysis | Oscar Vs West Ham

International games have come and gone, and this weekend the Premier League returned. Chelsea were hoping that Oscar took his fine form into their game against West Ham after two outstanding displays for Brazil with wins against Chile and Honduras. After their last two Premier League games, Chelsea fans have been left disappointed and a win over a rival London team surely would give them something to be happy about again. And the players, especially Lampard and Oscar, came up …
Chelsea vs Cardiff Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Cardiff Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea welcome Cardiff to Stamford Bridge on Saturday for the first league game between these two sides since March 1984. Chelsea go into the game third in the table two points behind leaders Arsenal, while Cardiff sit in 14th after taking eight points from their opening seven games. Cardiff face a daunting task at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea winning all three of their home games so far this season and 10 of their 13 Premier League home games in 2013. …
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea Match Preview | Stats, Odds and Team News

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea Match Preview | Stats, Odds and Team News

Andre Villas-Boas meets up with his old boss, Jose Mourinho, in the early kick off at White Hart Lane this Saturday, where 2nd meets 4th in an eagerly awaited clash between the two clubs. The boss versus the apprentice. Both managers and their clubs have enjoyed different summers and starts to the season. The 'Happy One' has returned to Stamford Bridge to a much, much different and more youthful side than he left back in September 2007. In terms of …
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