Oscar proving in China that he could fit into Sarri’s Chelsea team

Maurizio Sarri has implemented a new attacking philosophy at Chelsea, and interestingly a former Blue would have been ideal in this system.

Oscar surprised everyone when he left Stamford Bridge in 2017 to embark on a new career in the less-competitive Chinese Super League.

The Brazilian has been a star player for Shanghai SIPG, and this season he played a major role in the team securing the title.

It is unclear whether Oscar intends to see out the rest of his career in the Far East, but at the age of 27 he is still capable of playing at an elite level.

Chelsea do not have a desperate need for attacking midfielders right now, but the Brazilian’s stats from the 2018 campaign prove that he would be a decent addition to Sarri’s team.

Oscar stats for Shanghai SIPG 2018

Oscar made headlines in October when he broke an 11-year record to register the most assists in a single season.

The attack-minded star was heavily involved in key plays for Shanghai, and as well as finding the back of the net a handful of times, he also created 60 shots on goal.

Throughout the campaign, Oscar also showcased a defensive side of his game by committing clean tackles in the middle third.

It is important to note that the Chinese Super League is not as competitive as England’s top flight, but the midfielder’s consistent displays have certainly caught the eye.