Oscar current pick of Chelsea’s new divers
Oscar is emerging as the most promising young diver amongst Chelsea’s big-money summer signings.
Oscar followed up his brace against Juventus midweek with an impressive dive against Stoke today, putting fellow young simulating extraordinaire Eden Hazard into the shade.
Hazard made the biggest impression early on with a series of dives at the start of the season, resulting in him “winning” a number of penalties for Chelsea, but Oscar now is fighting back and Roberto Di Matteo could end up with a real selection dilemma when choosing which diver needs to start every match.
Meanwhile, Southampton qualified for overcelebration of the season when they beat Aston Villa 4-1 at home.
Anything less would have been nothing short of humiliating.
Michael Laudrup excused Swansea’s dismal performance in their 3-0 loss to Everton by claiming that the Toffees failed to pay them enough to try to win the game, linking to his odd comments about match-fixing previously.