Brazilian playmaker Oscar produced yet another fantastic individual performance as he helped Premier League leaders Chelsea overcome Queens Park Rangers 2-1 yesterday.
The Blues hosted lowly QPR at Stamford Bridge in a game many expected the home side to win by a comfortable margin.
Rather surprisingly, however, Harry Redknapp’s side competed extremely well and it took two moments of individual brilliance – one of those being a delicious finish from Oscar - to see them off.
The 23-year-old was creative throughout and deservedly took the plaudits for arguably his best game in front of the Stamford Bridge crowd this season.
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As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the former Internacional youngster dominated in an attacking sense while also proving capable of doing the dirty work when needed.
He had five shots throughout the 90 minutes, made two key passes but what will please Mourinho is his work defensively – recording an impressive 13 ball recoveries.
In possession he was productive as ever, taking a total of 87 touches and driving his side forward by completing 54 accurate passes.
His boss Mourinho was somewhat disappointed by the Blues’ overall performance but reserved special praise for Oscar as he spoke to Chelsea's website after the game.
“Oscar was our best player. When the team recovered the ball he was always sharp and fast, I think he was fantastic."
“He’s playing very well, pre-season was difficult for him after the World Cup but he’s giving balance to the team, lots of creativity and the goal is only possible in a very talented boy.”