Friday, 2 May 2014

Oscar's Dip In Form

Oscar is my No 10 and, if somebody tells me that Oscar is not Chelsea’s best player since the beginning of the season, I would have to disagree,’
Remember those words? Those words were spoken last September by Jose Mourinho when asked about Oscar taking Mata's common no. 10 role. Now though, the Brilliant Brazilian seems to have been dethroned from being Mourinho's little 'Special One' by the recently awarded PFA Young Player of the Year, Eden Hazard. At the start of the season, Oscar looked like he would be the figurehead to the blue English ship that is Chelsea, but where did it go all wrong?
Oscar's fall of grace isn't one that happened overnight, but may have happened because of his own talent and ambition to guide the 2012 Champions league winners to a trophy. Most have said that he hasn't been started and played as often as he should as he has loked tired and jagered compared to the fresh and newly-carved man he was at the start of the season. Although his performances may have lacked a spark to ignite his team, he has definitely been missed.
 When he started the season, the Boy Wonder was fresh and ambitious, scoring the first goal of the season. He backed up his bright start to the season with industrious performances all over the park, adding a new defensive spark to his game. Oscar would track back, glide past defenders with the ball glued at his feet, open up defenses with slick passes and put the ball in the back of the net, but since the new year, these sights have not been seen as common to the eyes, and anything an average eye would notice, Jose Mourinho's eyes would delve deeper like a microscope. 
Having started the season as a star shining ever so brightly, the young playmaker has imploded like a supernova. Having played over 100 games already for Chelsea, only having just completed his second season, it is no secret why the young gun is so tired. 
The young Brazilian hasn't started as much as he was earlier in the season. Most have said it is because he has looked tired and jagered, and although this is true, the London side have missed him. With all the talk over the last few weeks around Chelsea been around the parking of buses all over the continent, it hasn't been When started, the young play maker has looked tired and jagged, and can see even deeper as if having a microscope. These tired and weaker performances have led the former Sau Paulo starlet to have been reduced to the bench for the biggest games of the season; The win at the Etihad that ended Man City's 100% record their, both semi-final ties against Atletico Madrid in the champions league, and the recent win that dented Liverpool's title hopes.
For Oscar's and even the neutrals sake, hopefully the dynamic artist can restore his fitness and work his way back into Mourinho's starting 11 as when he plays, he is a true delight and a player that adds a spark to the sometimes dull Chelsea midfield. 

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