Celebrating birthdays are typically opportunities to retell happy memories. But, Chelsea fans were quick to air their views on Oscar’s departure as the Brazilian celebrates his 28th birthday today.
Despite leaving the Blues in January 2017, it seems that several Chelsea fans still rue the club’s decision to offload the attacking midfielder.
While he may have failed to fulfil his potential at the club, Oscar proved to be an important player for the Blues. He was particularly impressive under Jose Mourinho’s guidance during his second spell in charge of the club.
The Brazilian – who has been capped 48 times by his country – contributed tellingly to the Blues’ league triumph in the 2014/15 campaign. In 28 league appearances, Oscar contributed towards 14 goals (six scored, eight assists) – averaging a goal contribution every two games.
Since leaving the club, Oscar has proven to be very influential for the Chinese Super League side, Shanghai SIPG. In 115 appearances for the Chinese club, Oscar has contributed towards 95 goals (36 goals, 59 assists – a hugely impressive tally.
Judging by the reaction of many Chelsea supporters on social media, selling Oscar was a mistake by the club.
Here’s the best of the reaction:
Was such a good player for us, wasted talent in the end though. Shouldn't of sold him as early as we did.
Oscar-Mata-Hazard linkup was class, Happy Birthday ????????
— Jake???? (@18jc_) September 9, 2019
Come back sweet prince.
— J (@DoneWorse_) September 9, 2019
Miss him so much – Mata, Oscar , Hazard linkup
— Khalid???? (@CFC_Khalz) September 9, 2019
Bring him back
— CFCaddicted (@maxisarp1) September 9, 2019
Miss him ???? used to be my favourite player
— Liam (@StartTheBounce) September 9, 2019
Should never have sold him, happy birthday Oscar ????????????????
— Tom Clifford (@tomcliffordcfc) September 9, 2019
Our worst mistake was letting him go ????????
— denis (@4everChelsea95) September 9, 2019
What could have been with him. Such a likeable and talented player who never reached that potential.
— Lav (@LavCFC) September 9, 2019
Had the potential to have a similar career to that of Kaká (and was my favorite player), shame how it all turned out.
Happy Birthday Ídolo ????????????
— SeanD?ve? (@SeanDxve_) September 9, 2019
This guy was amazing…. a hard worker
— Ub (@Fresh_ub) September 9, 2019
What are your thoughts? Let us know!