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Mourinho: Oscar home after concussion scare

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Everything looked pretty rosy after the amusingly boring 0-0 draw with Arsenal on Sunday. Chelsea had moved another match closer to the Premier League title, Eden Hazard had walked away with the PFA Player of the Year award and Jose Mourinho had been busy winding up the Gunners' brigade of whiners. But not everything was perfect -- as the Blues celebrated on the pitch at the Emirates, one of their number was in hospital with a suspected concussion.

Oscar was knocked out of the match (eventually) by a crunching, illegal hit from Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina early in the first half, and despite attempting to play on was eventually replaced at the interval and despatched to hospital. Yes, we can argue with the Chelsea medical staff about whether letting him play that extra half hour was the right call, but the more important question, at least for me, is how he's doing.

According to Jose, much better:

I have my doubts that Oscar will feature against Leicester on Wednesday, even if he does travel with the team. With a 10-point cushion and five matches to go, the team is in the happy position of not having to take any risks with the health of its players. Let Oscar get the rest he deserves; the Premier League title is almost certainly heading our way regardless.

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