Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville was impressed with Chelsea’s performance against Arsenal on Sunday.
And he had every reason to be impressed. The Blues gave a very professional and efficient display against the Gunners at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League to wrap up a 2-0 victory.
Cesc Fabregas was adjudged the man of the match, while Eden Hazard and Diego Costa both scored. But Neville was especially pleased with Oscar for his work-rate.
‘You watch him in the second half and what a shift he put in – Oscar – to defend and the work that he did off the ball when Arsenal started getting possession, the amount of interceptions and tackles’, the former England international told Sky Sports.
Neville was highlighting the work ethic that Chelsea’s attacking players had put in against Arsenal, and he picked Oscar as the best of the bunch.
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Last season the Brazil international was alleged to have not done enough defensively. Despite being an attacking midfielder with an eye for goal, Oscar is expected to help out his teammates defensively.
With competition for places in Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up fierce, it seems that Oscar has realised that he needs to play the way he is expected to play.