Oscar hits a brace as Chelsea players shine on Thursday

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Chelsea had several players in action on Thursday, and they had great results overall. Oscar led the way with a pair of goals for Brazil.

Chelsea FC had a host of players in action on Thursday, and there were impressive results across the board. I'll start with Brazil's friendly against Iraq, in which the blue-clad Brazilians won 6-0. All three Chelsea players started for Brazil, with David Luiz playing the full 90 despite being punched in the face by goalkeeper Diego Alves. Oscar played 82 minutes, while Ramires played only 81.

Oscar highlighted the Brazilian performance by scoring a pair of goals in the rout. He had several chances for a hat trick denied by the Iraqi keeper, who had a pretty excellent game despite allowing six goals*. David Luiz also had a few good chances off of set pieces for Brazil. Ramire had a quiet game in a deeper role, as Iraq barely had the ball.

*I never thought I'd type that without laughing

Jeffrey Bruma played 90 minutes on Thursday in the Dutch U21's 2-0 victory over Slovakia. Bruma was very solid on the afternoon, and the clean sheet wasn't certainly deserved. Joining Bruma in the "solid" category was midfielder Oriol Romeu. Spain's U21 side crushed Denmark 5-0, and Romeu looked very good in his 90 minutes of action.

Islam Feruz rounded out the Chelsea players on Thursday in Scotland's 1-0 U19 victory over Romania. Feruz played 81 minutes, and generally looked very threatening. Alex Davey was not involved in the game, as he's still suffering from a minor injury.

Chelsea have quite a few players in action on Friday, with UEFA World Cup qualifiers getting into full swing. The England U21 side will also be playing, and with the rash of injuries they have suffered, there's a good chance we see Josh McEachran in action.


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