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Oscar

23-Year-Old Midfielder     Chelsea  Premier      Full Name: Oscar dos Santos Emboada Junior


Brazil

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Head    EST. RETURN:  Unknown
Birthdate:  September 9, 1991    Birthplace:  Americana, São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  146 lbs    

April 26, 2015    Oscar News

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Oscar was taken to the hospital after suffering a head injury during Sunday's Premier League match against Arsenal, ESPN FC reports.

Oscar was leveled by Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina on a play in the box, which clearly should have been a penalty. It was a head-to-head hit, but Oscar clearly took the brunt of it. He was unconscious momentarily and appeared to be twitching on the ground, though amazingly he was allowed to stay in the game briefly before being taken off at halftime. It wouldn't be surprising if he missed time due to the injury, despite the Premier League's relative laps in concussion policy.

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April 19, 2015

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Oscar assisted on Eden Hazard's 38th-minute goal during Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United on Saturday.

Oscar has been in and out of the starting XI of late, though manager Jose Mourinho said recently that the club has no interest in moving the Brazilian this summer. He now totes six goals and eight assists on the season, though only two scores have come in 2015, and they came back on Jan. 17 against Swansea.

February 17, 2015

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Oscar came on for Cesc Fabregas in the 83rd minute of Chelsea's 1-1 Champions League draw at Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, finishing with just six touches.

Oscar was rested for last week's match against Everton, and he was only a sub Tuesday, with Cesc Fabregas moving into the central midfielder role, backed up by Nemanja Matic and Ramires. Manager Jose Mourinho is tinkering with his lineup of late, and it's possible that Oscar could be back in the starting XI this Saturday against Burnley.

February 16, 2015

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Oscar, who was rested for last weekend's match against Everton, is fit to face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

Manager Jose Mourinho listed John Obi Mikel (knee) as his only injured player, implying that Oscar is back to fitness following last weekend. However, Mourinho also only stated that Diego Costa is his only sure-fire starter, so it remains unclear if Oscar will grab his spot back in the starting XI.

February 11, 2015

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Oscar is not in the 18-man squad for Wednesday's match against Everton.

Manager Jose Mourinho hasn't said anything about an injury, so it appears that Oscar is simply getting a rest, with Willian getting the start in his place in the middle, with Juan Cuadrado on the outside.

January 18, 2015

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Oscar had two goals on five shots (three on target) during Chelsea's 5-0 rout of Swansea City on Saturday.

Oscar has been absolutely dominant of late, scoring three goals and assisting on another in his last two games. There's a ton of fantasy upside with a number of Chelsea players, and Oscar is making a case to be the pick.

January 10, 2015

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Oscar had a goal and an assist during Chelsea's 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday. He was all over the field during the game, finishing with three shots -- one on target -- two key passes, three tackles, one interception and four clearances.

Oscar was simply unstoppable during his 78 minutes on the pitch and was clearly the man of the match. He now has four goals and seven assists this season, the latter of which is bested by only Swansea City's Gylfi Sigurdsson (eight), Everton's Leighton Baines (eight) and teammate Cesc Fabregas (14) in the Prem. Up next is a Jan. 17 match against Swansea, who Oscar had an assist against back on Sept. 13 in a 4-2 win.

December 28, 2014

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Oscar was held out of Saturday's draw against Southampton due to an illness, manager Jose Mourinho confirmed after the match.

Mourinho intimated that the ailment is not serious, and Oscar could return Thursday against Spurs at White Hart Lane.