LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 18: Oscar and John Obi Mikel of Chelsea in action during a Chelsea Training Session & Press Conference ahead of the Uefa Champions League Group E match between Chelsea and Juventus at Stamford Bridge on September 18, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Chelesea manager Roberto Di Matteo is reportedly going to award Oscar with his first start for Chelsea FC this evening, as Chelsea take on Juventus in the UEFA Champions League. According to Jamie Reid:
Hearing Oscar starts tonight for #Chelsea— Jamie Reid (@JamieRfootball) September 19, 2012
Reid has the starting lineup and bench for us as well:
Chelsea subs: Turnbull, Romeu, Mata, Moses, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Bertrand.— Jamie Reid (@JamieRfootball) September 19, 2012
That's big, big news for Oscar, and it's big for Chelsea fans as well. After giving Ryan Bertrand the surprising start in last season's Champions League final, RDM is again surprising us by testing Oscar against a tough opponent. We'll have the game thread up for you shortly, but for now feel free to discuss the Oscar news.