Little to nothing has been written about this. Which made me surprised as this is without doubt an important issue. I have been noticing that since the departure of juan mata oscar has really digressed in his performance. He has been totally shambolic and the form he was in during early season is no where to be seen. All the confidence that mourinho has given him and the support has been for all of us to see but when you look at the stats, it presents you with a horrific image.
We can see our numero uno, hazard topping both the goals and assists chart but our supposed "play-a-maker" has just 2 assists? Is that what mourinho wanted his number one choice to do? Is oscar the reason we are not able to break defences of weak teams due to his lack of assists?
The only reason i can think of that oscar is not performing well is because i) he is going through a performance slump (which i would prefer to believe) ii) he has no competition for his place which has made him complacent? iii) he is not really a playermaker and we need to get one soon at least to create some competition.