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No Oscar for the Toffees?

No Oscar for the Toffees?

Now that is just me adding one plus one to get three, possibly even eleven....

But is anyone else concerned about Oscar's mid-season lull? Can he handle Everton, a side who boasts the honour (could even be worth a 'trophy' to a certain Arsene Wenger and his Arsenal) of being the first team to have Chelsea Football Club beat this campaign?

Well, the Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho apparently is; and speaking during his pre-match press conference has attributed the 22 year-old playmaker's lull in form to fatigue and the winter weather.

Vintage Mourinho. In conceding that Oscar - his chosen one - has lost some of his early season sparkle and top-notch form that saw him sell Juan Mata (a reigning POTY) to former rivals Manchester United though, the Special One remained bullish and insists his favoured Brazilian still produces solid enough performances.

Discussing the situation, Jose had this to say,

"Maybe in the last couple of matches he was not the same, because in the beginning of the season he was the best player in the team,'

"He was the player that was really making the difference in the first three, four months of competition.

"In this moment he's not being a match-winner, he's not scoring goals, but he's not playing bad. Not real problems.

"The talent is there all the time, but the physical top condition to express the quality he has is not always there.

"We have to take care of him. He's a young boy. He's not a natural physically strong man, suffers with the accumulation of matches, suffers with the difficult weather we had."


So, is Mourinho hinting at something?

Would anyone be surprised if the Brazil No.10 doesn't start against the visiting Merseysiders in this lunchtime fixture?

I won't. But who replaces Oscar in the 'hole'?

Carefree and KTBFFH.



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

Writer:HGH Magic
Date:Saturday February 22 2014
Time: 10:25AM

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We can start with letting him attack a little. His attacking talent is just not being expressed at all in the AM role and that's a serious cause for concern as we enter vital periods of the season in both the UCL and PL. Now that we know his defensive qualities have been sorted, let's focus on the attack. It is not only affecting Oscar, but Willian and our strikers and to an extent Hazard as he has to carry a lot of load.
KAKUfrank
22/02/2014 11:28:00
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The tireless pressing is finally taking its toll.
oscarr
22/02/2014 11:42:00
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Well we will soon find out, big hour approaches
analooish
22/02/2014 12:04:00
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well, an Oscar for the Toffees it is then; hope he shines and comes through. What a thing trying to second guess Jose these days ;)
HGH Magic
22/02/2014 12:51:00
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