Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has failed his compatriot Oscar, who is widely seen as the player who will become his replacement in the attacking midfielder role, performing excellently for the club this campaign.
The Brazilian midfielder came to Chelsea for £ 25 million and has been one of the success stories of the blues. Despite being very young, he has been able to take on the pressure of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world and produced big performances. He was instrumental in Chelsea’s Europa league success last season.
Manager Jose Mourinho made Oscar as one of his untouchables this campaign and he even sold Juan Mata in order to accommodate Oscar in the team on a regular basis. He says that the 21-year-old could become the future Lampard since he has all the qualities to do so. Lampard himself has acknowledged this fact and says that players like Oscar and Eden Hazard will be very crucial in trying to help Chelsea reach the semifinals of the Champions League. Chelsea come into the match trailing Paris St Germain by 3-1 on aggregate.
The late goal from Pastore has put the blues as rank outsiders to reach the semifinals since they need to win by a two-goal margin in the second leg.
“They’re great lads. Both of them are very unassuming and both are performing brilliantly. They are not the sort to let their heads go into the clouds, like we have seen a lot of lesser talents do. These two are top talents with a top attitude and this season Eden has put himself into the top bracket of world football. But I don’t leave Oscar out of that group either after what he did last season having just arrived from Brazil and what he’s doing again this season,” said Lampard.