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Mourinho hails ´fantastic´ Oscar

24 November 2013 15:39

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Oscar after the midfielder capped an excellent display against West Ham with a goal.

The Portuguese saw his side climb to third in the Premier League on Saturday with a 3-0 triumph at Upton Park, where Oscar's strike was sandwiched by a Frank Lampard double.

Mourinho was particularly impressed with the Brazil international, who notched his sixth goal in all competitions this season.

"Oscar is fantastic - it doesn't matter where, in the middle, on the sides; he works hard, he recovers balls and he presses high and gives a difficult time to the opponents and when he has the ball he's able to assist and able to score," Mourinho said.

"He's a very young kid. It's not easy to succeed in this football country when you have the talent he has and the physical ability he doesn't have because he's a fragile boy as you can see. That talent is amazing and he can only improve."

Striker Samuel Eto'o also earned the praise of his boss, who is insistent the 32-year-old still has the quality that elevated him to global stardom with Barcelona and Inter.

"Eto'o holds the ball, waits for support. He's not obsessed with scoring goals, he's obsessed with playing football," Mourinho said.

"Without being the fast killer that he was four or five years ago the quality is there and he's giving a big contribution for the way we want to play."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
23 November 2013
Game week
12
Kick-off
18:30
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
0 - 3
Venue
Boleyn Ground (London)
Attendance
34977

Goals

0 - 1
21' F. Lampard (PG)
0 - 2
34' Oscar
 (assist by E. Hazard)
0 - 3

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
11
21
7
3
13
14
24
# Player Bookings
19
14
5
3
10
22
23

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 12 +19 32
2 12 +18 26
3 12 +11 24
4 12 +4 19
5 12 -1 19
6 12 +4 18
7 12 +3 18
8 12 +5 17
9 12 +3 17
10 12 -1 17
11 12 -2 15
12 12 -3 14
13 12 -4 13
14 12 -7 13
15 12 -4 12
16 12 -11 12
17 12 -3 11
18 12 -7 10
19 12 -12 10
20 12 -12 8

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