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Oscar reveals ‘dream’ to make shock Chelsea return as he backs Mauricio Pochettino to have big impact

Oscar reveals ‘dream’ to make shock Chelsea return as he backs Mauricio Pochettino to have big impact

Oscar has revealed it would be a “dream” to make a surprise return to Chelsea.

The 31-year-old left Chelsea at the end of 2016 after five years at the club, making the move to join Shanghai SIPG for a fee in the region of £60million and he is still playing for the Chinese club.

During his time at Stamford Bridge, Oscar won the Europa League in 2013 before lifting the Premier League trophy two years later under Jose Mourinho, with the Brazilian midfielder making 203 appearances for the club.

Chelsea have been incredibly active over the last two transfer windows, spending more than £600million on new signings, and Oscar has made it clear he would jump at the chance to return to west London should it be another busy summer.

“It’s of course a dream to come back to Chelsea,” the Brazilian told talkSPORT. “Everyone knows the passion that I have for this club.

“I have a lot of good memories from there... I still have dreams to play for this team. So if I can come back to Europe or to Chelsea, then hopefully we can talk.”

Oscar was a part of the Chelsea side that finished 10th in the Premier League in the 2015/16 season when defending the title, though even that was better than the Blues will manage this season.

The current squad will finish the campaign in no better than 11th, but Oscar is confident that the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino will help turn Chelsea’s fortunes around as they look to get back to challenging at the top of the table.

“He’s a good coach, he works very hard and Pochettino has a strong team, they play like a team normally,” Oscar said.

“Maybe this can help Chelsea for next season. I think he will help a lot. I think the players need to show the coach that they want to stay at Chelsea, they want to fight for everything.

“When you play for Chelsea, the players have shown it’s not easy. It has pressure, you need to play to win. When you don’t win, it’s more difficult and they feel this.”