News, reports and coverage have swirled and swarmed around Chelsea’s stable of attacking midfielders this weekend.
Juan Mata, the club’s player of the year for two consecutive seasons, has been offloaded for a whopping Manchester United. It is a move that has provoked mixed reactions from the club’s fans and has prompted a myriad of different angles, perspectives and commentaries from journalists worldwide.
Almost simultaneously, Mohamed Salah arrived in West London.
The former-Basel winger may require a little refinement, but he is an excellent prospect, one of Africa’s finest and, in some contexts, merits the nickname “The Egyptian Mess.”
In the midst of all this coming and going, Oscar proved that the club’s existing, remaining crop of attacking midfielders aren’t half bad.
Whilst Chelsea blew a number of chances, Oscar showed unflinching precision and admirable imagination with a first-half free-kick that proved to be the difference between the two teams. Oscar, along with Eden Hazard, represent the future of the post-Mata Chelsea. The former ensured that Blues fans didn’t miss their erstwhile inspiration this weekend.