Oscar and Ramires have been missing in action due to injury for both club and country, but they returned to Chelsea training a earlier this week, both of them sporting protective wraps on their right legs. The hope was that they would be ready for today's key clash against Everton. While there's no new word on Ramires, which possibly means he's ready to go, Oscar, unfortunately is not quite there yet.
Jose says Oscar won't be available tomorrow but is 'almost there' and could be in contention to feature next Wednesday. #CFC— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 11, 2015
Oscar, who turned 24 a couple days ago, hasn't featured since the opening game of the season against Swansea City, which was over a month ago now. He was probably our best player, despite only getting to play the first 54 minutes thanks to Thibaut Courtois' red card. We had hoped he would help the team rediscover our mojo out there at Goodison, but now that'll have to wait until Wednesday at the earliest, in the Champions League against Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
Though hopefully Chelsea will manage to get a result today without Oscar anyway. It's sort of important that we do...