Question marks were raised on the future of Oscar when it was announced in June that Cesc Fabregas would joined Chelsea.
The Brazil international midfielder had started the 2013-14 campaign brilliantly, but had struggled to reach those lofty heights in the second half of the season.
Although injuries played their role, there were suggestions that the 22-year-old attacker was saving himself for the 2014 World Cup in his home country.
Despite’s Oscar’s good performance in the tournament and his inclusion in the FIFA World Cup All-Star Team, there were concerns that the youngster would face competition in the Chelsea starting line-up from Fabregas.
Oscar and Fabregas have interchanged positions on the pitch, and the Brazilian is pleased with how they have played together.
The former Internacional is also happy to have a world-class striker in Diego Costa in front of him, a player who has scored twice in the league already after joining from Atletico Madrid for a reported transfer fee of £32 million.
‘I like to play with both of them’, Chelsea’s official website quotes Oscar as saying. ‘I play more with Fabregas because we are in the midfield together.
'Sometimes he plays number 10 and I play number eight, sometimes the other way round – we can change. Diego Costa always scores goals, like he did on Saturday and against Burnley. They’re both very important for us.
Fabregas, who cost Chelsea £30 million, has been the best player for Chelsea so far this season – and probably the best in the Premier League – but Oscar has not been too bad himself.
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This season Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has a wealth of attacking talent in his squad. The Blues have been the most impressive team in England in the opening weeks of the season, and things are only going to get better.