Oscar signs extension to stay at Chelsea until 2019

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One of Jose Mourinho’s favorite players will be staying at Stamford Bridge.

Oscar has signed an extension with Chelsea, keeping the Brazilian midfielder at the club until 2019.

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After joining Chelsea from Brazilian side Internacional in 2012, Oscar has developed into one of the most important players for the Blues. Many believe his great form was the reason Jose Mourinho sold Juan Mata to Manchester United last January.

This season Oscar has been a vital part of Chelsea’s unbeaten start to their campaign, teaming with Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard to form one of the most talented midfields in England.

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Jose Mourinho has praised the play of Oscar, saying he has had an “evolution that allows him to be a fantastic player.” In such good standing with the boss, the Brazilian expressed his joy over remaining a Blue.

“I am so happy because I love playing for Chelsea and living in England. I have enjoyed playing here for two years, and now I have five more, so I am very happy.”

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Oscar has scored four times in fifteen appearances this season, none more brilliant than his outside-of-the-foot strike against Queens Park Rangers that was named goal of the week in the Premier League.

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Still only 23-years-old, Chelsea have hoped to lock up Oscar for the prime years of his career. Paired with another 23-year-old in Eden Hazard, and the Blues midfield is looking quite alright for the future.