Oscar has been a key player for Chelsea this season.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has praised Oscar for his display against Crystal Palace and claims that the playmaker is finally fulfilling his potential,
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The Brazilian scored a fantastic free-kick to put his side 1-0 up at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Despite having Cesar Azpilicueta sent off, the Blues ended up winning 2-1 and consolidated their position at the top of the Premier League table.
Mourinho believes that Oscar has played a huge part in helping the West Londoners dominate teams so far this season and is happy that the playmaker is starting to flourish at the heart of his side.
“Oscar, in this moment, is not a number 10,” the 51-year-old was quoted by the Daily Mail.
“He had an evolution, a mental, tactical evolution that allows him to be a fantastic player.
“Can he physically improve? Of course. People forget that he is still so young.”
The Portuguese coach was criticised in some quarters for picking Oscar over fan favourite Juan Mata in the number 10 role at the beginning of last season.
However, it appears that the player’s excellent performances so far this season have justified Mourinho’s decision to sell Mata to Manchester United in January and stick with the 23-year-old.
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