Is this a key reason behind Chelsea’s success – Brazilian joy?

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Chelsea playmaker Oscar has enjoyed his time in London with fellow Brazilian internationals.

The 22-year-old has had a fine season so far for the Blues, scoring six goals and assisting a further two from 18 Premier League starts.

Jose Mourinho has often played all four of his Brazilians in the starting line-up, and it has certainly made a positive impact in helping Willian settle into the team.

Speaking with the Gillette Brasil Global Tour, Oscar has commented on how his Brazilian companions and newfound friendships have helped him reach the top level.

He said: “It helps a lot. I already knew them from playing for Brazil - so I got to know them more on international duty as I wasn't at Chelsea yet. So I already knew [David Luiz and Ramires] but we're now obviously much closer friends and they have helped me a lot.”

“We all get on very well in this national team. It's incredible - all the players genuinely like each other. And we try to help each other as much as possible in the games. That was a huge help in the Confederations Cup and I think that spirit will only be of benefit to us in the World Cup.”

Oscar then spoke about his teammates’ individual contribution both on and off the pitch, singling out Ramires for his determination and praising David Luiz for his humanity and effectiveness:

“Ramires is a really humble guy - a great guy - whom I personally admire a lot. And that’s not just on the pitch bit off the pitch too as he's an incredible person. On the pitch there's no need to talk about his fighting spirit - he always gives 100 per cent in every game. I like Ramires and I admire him a lot.”

“David Luiz is also a great player. More than anything he's a great guy off the pitch too. He's the person who always gets everyone together here in London - he likes everyone and he helps everyone. He helped me a lot when I arrived here. He's a guy who I admire, too.”

The Brazilian culture and togetherness have been shining through Chelsea over the past two months – as traits such as skill, trickery, flair, determination and hard work have seen the Blues go 11 Premier League games unbeaten.

Jose Mourinho will be hoping his Brazilian contingent continue their fine displays, and the quartets performance like the one against Manchester City will go a long way in helping the Portuguese manager claim another Premier League title.

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