Chelsea’s FA Cup trip to MK Dons this afternoon is proving to be no more testing than a training-ground exercise, and Oscar is the player who is profiting from open season in the home defence.
The Brazilian scored a first-half hat-trick to give the Blues a 3-1 lead at the break of the fourth-round tie, with Darren Potter earlier scoring the Dons an equaliser with a deflected long-range shot.
Diego Costa had supplied Oscar with Chelsea’s 15th-minute opener, and it was Ruben Loftus-Cheek, with a lovely through ball, who provided the South American with a well-taken second on 32 minutes.
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The 24-year-old didn’t need any help to complete his treble just before the break. He took advantage of the stand-offish MK Dons defending to drift in from the left and finishing expertly inside the post.
Oscar’s first Chelsea hat-trick means that he now has eight goals for the season. Such has been the awful standard of the opposition defending that he will surely never score an easier hat-trick in his life!
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