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That Oscar Spat

That Oscar Spat

If I were Oscar, I`d be slightly miffed too!

As a Brazilian, Oscar would have wanted to start in the FIFA Club World Cup Final, last Sunday, instead he was left on the bench as Rafa Benitez, as he used to do with alarming regularity at Anfield, rotated his starting eleven.

Now, to me, Oscar has been one of our better players this season, his industry, skill, endeavour and ability to beat people with ease has seen the youngster settle into English football with ease. If I were in charge, he`d be one of the first names on the team-sheet, but then again - what do I know?

However, speaking about not making the starting eleven, on Sunday, Oscar is quoted as having remarked,

"I was upset because I could have helped the team more had I been the holding midfielder like Frank Lampard, or played instead of Victor Moses."

"But it was the managers` decision. He is in charge. We cannot only play and beat the small teams. Sunday was a big game. We have to start winning these big games."

Indeed we do, it`s okay spanking those who don`t have the tactical-nous to keep us out but we need to produce the goods against those teams we consider as rivals for honours.

Speaking about Oscar`s apparent discontent, Rafa, ahead of the clash with Leeds United tonight, counter-remarked,

"I was surprised about it and asked him later but I believe Oscar is a good lad and a professional."

"The problem was that we had played with the same 11 players in the majority of the games and had to change because you can`t carry on playing the same people."

"Oscar is new to the Premier League and we also have Juan Mata and Eden Hazard to do the same job."

"Of course he would be happier playing every game but we all need to understand the team is the priority. I`ve told him he will have a lot more minutes and a great future here."

I`d suggest the future would be a whole lot brighter if Benitez built his team around this talented youngster who is destined to be a superstar!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday December 19 2012
Time: 4:38PM


i hate it wen oscar sits on d bench 4 eida moses or lampard to start
19/12/2012 17:18:00
If TEAM is the PRIORITY......then the hell you play that fecking torres....when you play him then where the priority know he is a flop then why waste time and place gor the person....our club is in such a dire state cant one is happy our young players who are our future are not happy with the way our club is running....for one fecking person the whole club has got fecked....the whole squad is suffering becasue roman wants his junk toy to start which wont and would never start in this life....he should throw that toy rather than use it...the whole season has got ruined....
19/12/2012 17:29:00
he has been one of our stand-out performers this season.... Was a regular under RDM when we were playing fantastic, entertaining football, and winning. Since RB came on board, Oscar has started only one game out of eight. He is within his right to be upset. I've always said that Rafa won't lead us anywhere with the way he's handling the team. How long will i continue to wait for RB to prove me wrong?
19/12/2012 17:40:00
more consistent than hazard who tends to drift in and out of games
19/12/2012 17:42:00
Corinthians is a side he knows too well,so i think he should have made the starting eleven. That line up was a mess for many reasons.
19/12/2012 18:50:00
Woah im not sure how I feel about him suggesting he is a better play than moses openly like that even though I think Benitez should have started Oscar. So much dissent amongst the Chelsea ranks.
20/12/2012 03:46:00
Let's call a spade a spade the lad is very talented and should have started, he is currently brazil no.10 and for good reason, he is not a player that should be on the bench because currently his form is better than of the midfielders we have in our ranks now, so I am with him for voicing out his frustration, he and moses are different players, so I don't see him starting ahead of him, he should give mata a run for his money as a no.10, currently he can make the shirt his own if we judge him with his current form
20/12/2012 05:53:00
Most of the midfielders we have in our ranks* but I think rafa should ban the players from speaking to the media and using their social networks to do the same, I am sure if we concentrate on football alone we'll be playing better and avoid controversies
20/12/2012 05:56:00
Agree Des, all it does is (I would assume) cause animosity between the players who start and don't start. Quite a remark he made about Moses; I'm sure they won't be going to a matinee any time soon together.
20/12/2012 12:11:00
@des,i totally agree with u,these players are talkin too much to the media,how many times do we hear manure,$hity,le arse or spuds players vent out their frustration in the media...if u have a problem with the coach sort it out internally or better stil work very hard in trainin to convince beginin to get worried at the speed which our players run to the wolves to discuss club issues that could be handled internally.
20/12/2012 12:17:00
I really hope it is not this: 'If Frank does it, and he gets a start the next match, why shouldn't I'?
20/12/2012 12:33:00
if we had a proper CF instead of torres we woulsd be near (if not at) the top of the league and still in the CL. make no mistake about that!
20/12/2012 14:14:00
I've always said Mosses is quality but if am given a choice between mosses and oscar i'd pick oscar ahead of Mosses all the time, that said, i think they're certain games Mosses' skill set i.e direct runing and early balls+Crosses are needed so the obvious swap is oscar cause Harzard and Mata are untouchable for me, no matter what any of you say!
pego sama
21/12/2012 02:24:00
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