Last season was a drunken disaster and this season, we are suffering the terrible hangover of that with no Champions League to play for. Wow! I can finally pity the Liverpool fans now!
Basically everyone, barring Willian, Azpilicueta and Zouma (until he was fit) had a terrible, terrible season and Oscar was one of the guys who failed to deliver. Miserably.
Fast forward to today, and Oscar seems to be the biggest beneficiary of Conte’s arrival at Chelsea. Playing the box to box role ala Lampard, while Matic and Kante control the Midfield on the either side has certainly helped the Brazilian to perform to the best of his potential. But, can he continue his good form? That has always been the real question, when it comes to the baby faced killer.
During an interview, Oscar mentioned that not having to play Champions League could actually work in our favor, while talking about Antonio Conte’s influence and the importance of starting the season with a flyer:
Find out what Oscar said on next page.