Chelsea defeated QPR this afternoon 2-1 and the win was down largely to the performance of a majestic Oscar. The Brazilian was stunning for Chelsea and he opened the scoring with an early contender for goal of the season.
His outside of the boot finish once again showed that he possesses a well of natural talent and should be a Chelsea player for many years to come.
But last season things were not looking so great for the midfielder. He appeared to struggle at times in the Chelsea shirt and he was now and again left out of the selection by Jose Mourinho.
He has been talking to the Chelsea website this weekend and he went into some description over his troubles from last season.
He revealed that the reason why his performances have picked up last season, is down to the trust Jose Mourinho has shown in him this term.
"I feel the trust of the manager. Sometimes to play your best you need this. I think I have played more consistently well this season, when maybe last season I would play three or four good games then one or two not so good ones. That’s important for me, for the team and also for the manager, and I hope to continue like this.
"This year I’ve played almost every game again. I like playing in all the competitions because every game is difficult in this country. Playing games is the best thing for my development."
Oscar is certainly the unsung hero of the Chelsea attacking options. While Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas mop up the plaudits Oscar keeps on performing under the radar. But plenty more moments of magic like his today and he will soon begin to earn the praise he deserves.