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


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Birthdate:  September 9, 1991    Birthplace:  Americana, São Paulo, Brazil    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  146 lbs    

August 18, 2014    Oscar News

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Oscar started and played 82 minutes, finishing with one shot, during Chelsea's 3-1 win over Burnley on Monday.

Manager Jose Mourinho speculated over the weekend that Oscar would be rested after a long World Cup run with Brazil, but there he was back in the starting XI. Oscar is a hit-or-miss fantasy player, as he isn't a high scorer, but he's involved enough in the attack that he finds his way into a few goals and assists.

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August 18, 2014

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Oscar is in the starting XI for Chelsea's Premier League opener against Burnley on Monday.

After reaching the third-place game in the World Cup with Brazil, Oscar was a candidate to be held out of the opener by manager Jose Mourinho. However, Oscar must be fit enough to start, although it wouldn't be surprising at all if he was subbed off at some point.

August 16, 2014

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Oscar is expected to be held out of Chelsea's Premier League opener Monday against Burnley, ESPN FC reports.

After a long World Cup run with Brazil and a short holiday, Oscar has only recently started up full training with Chelsea. As a result, he could miss out on the opener, but he could return for Gameweek 2 against Leicester City.

August 4, 2014

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Oscar began light training with Chelsea on Monday following time off after the World Cup.

Oscar was joined in the session by Brazilian teammate Ramires and Willian, plus German international Andre Schurrle. The rest of the squad got the day off following Sunday's friendly against Werder Bremen, but there should be a full team session Tuesday. Oscar will have much more competition for a spot in the starting XI this season, and his fantasy value will obviously take a dip if he can't secure a starting job.

July 9, 2014

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Oscar scored in the 90th minute of Brazil's shocking 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup semifinal on Tuesday.

Germany led 1-0 after 11 minutes and then 5-0 after 30 minutes. There was nothing the Brazilian could do and Oscar's late goal almost just added salt to the wound, coming just seconds before the final whistle.

June 12, 2014

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Oscar set up Neymar's 29th minute goal, then scored a goal himself one minute into stoppage time in the second half during Brazil's 3-1 win over Croatia on Thursday in the opening match of the World Cup.

There was some speculation that Oscar would be replaced by Willian in the starting XI, but he held onto his spot and nearly had two goals when all was said and done. Up next for Brazil is Mexico on Tuesday.

May 2, 2014

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Oscar has not featured in Chelsea's last three matches due to an ongoing hip injury, Sky Sports reports. "I warmed up [against Atletico] but Mourinho knew that I could hardly play. Maybe I will not play the next game [against Norwich] because I could suffer a more serious injury to my hip and he knows it. We're aiming to try and play me in the final clash of the Premier League [against Cardiff] but I have to take care for the World Cup."

With Chelsea's Premier League title chances all but gone, while already booking a spot in next year's Champions League, there is really no reason to rush Oscar back. The Brazilian midfielder has eight goals and two assists in 32 appearances this season.

March 22, 2014

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Oscar scored in the 42nd and 66th minutes of Chelsea's 6-0 demolition of Arsenal on Saturday.

Oscar's brace ended a long scoring drought that saw him go goalless in the Premier League since New Year's Day. He now has eight goals and two assists in league play this season, although his scoring droughts make him an unreliable fantasy option.