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Oscar, Willian on Chelsea's ongoing bad luck, Mourinho's dressing room discord

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Following a dazzling performance against a Sunderland team that gave Chelsea plenty of room to work, Oscar couldn't quite do the same against a Watford side known for their compact defense. He had a chance to redeem himself through a penalty kick that could have brought three points for Chelsea, but a fateful slip, not unlike a certain fateful slip in 2008 in Moscow, made him balloon the ball well over the bar.

In an interview to ESPN Brasil, Oscar commented on Chelsea's "bad luck" in the Watford game - including his own missed penalty kick.

"Today we had a lot of bad luck. First, [Nemanja] Matic's penalty was a result of bad luck, with the ball hitting his hand; Watford's second goal took a deflection and got in and I missed the penalty by the end of game. I think we didn't deserve to draw, we deserved to win but that's how football is."

-Oscar; source: ESPN Brasil

That's how football has been in many games this season, unfortunately.

Regarding José Mourinho's sacking, Oscar revealed a few interesting things, including hints at what may have been actual discord inside the dressing room between "some" players and the manager.  But for him, it's time for the players to move on.

"When the results don't come it's quite difficult. A lot of players start to get changed in the line-ups and some of them don't like this situation, but now the moment is gone. We have to keep our heads up, move on and get the results that we need."

-Oscar; source: ESPN Brasil

Willian also offered his thoughts on José Mourinho's dismissal, saying that the players should only focus on playing football and adapt to Hiddink's way of work after Mou's departure.

"These decisions are made by the board; we as players must only think about playing football and adapt to the oncoming manager. So we are adapting to Guus Hiddink's work [at the moment]."

"[Mourinho] never looked to bring in any issues from the outside to the dressing room. He never was that kind of manager. Unfortunately things weren't happening the way we were looking to."

-Willian; source: ESPN Brasil

While we would all be feeling a lot better had Oscar managed to convert his penalty kick, at least we didn't lose yet another match at Stamford Bridge. Hopefully we can still use this result to build from, as two tough Top 6 away tests await at Manchester United and Crystal Palace.

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