It is odd to believe that at just 23-years-old Chelsea attacking midfielder Oscar is one of the old-guard at Chelsea. He has been at the club for two years and already amassed over 100 games for the club - with plenty more to come.
He has become a solid cog in the Jose Mourinho machine in recent months and the Brazilian will play a vital role for Chelsea if they are to win any sort of silverware in the 2014-15 season.
But while Oscar is established, plenty of young players are just starting to get their opportunity with the first-team. Dom Solanke made his debut the other week while Andreas Christensen was in action against Shrewsbury Town in the League Cup this week.
The likes of Nathan Ake and Lewis Baker are also loitering around the first-team so there is plenty of fresh young blood attempting to make the grade at Chelsea at the moment.
And despite not being much older than most of the players mentioned Oscar, as a two year Chelsea veteran, feels a certain responsibility toward helping the younger players succeed at the club.
He has been speaking to the official Chelsea website this weekend, where he discussed the young players at the club:
"When you play so many games, as I have done in the last two years, for Chelsea and for the national team, and maybe the older players can’t play as much, it is helpful if I can use my experience.
"I feel I can help the younger players. For example I’ve played with Nathan Ake now a few times; Andreas Christensen came in and played at Shrewsbury. Now they are looking to me. I like that responsibility.
"Every time on the pitch I speak to the guys. If they lose the ball I say no problem, try again. It is important to help the young players. When I started playing the older players helped me and now I can try and do the same. But I have to say I’m not an old player yet!"
With the good head of Oscar to help them along the way the talent at Chelsea is in good hands. They will hope to follow in his footsteps at Stamford Bridge and become staples of the first-team themselves.