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Oscar has claimed he was forced out of Chelsea by Antonio Conte.
The Brazilian left England for China for £60m last January and it was a surprise to many Chelsea fans at the time the move happened.
Many people couldn’t understand why a young player would leave one of the best leagues in the world for China but the midfielder has now admitted he did so because there was no place in Conte’s squad for him.
Conte’s change to a 3-4-3 formation meant there was no place for an attacking midfielder in the team, so he had to leave when the offer from China arrived.
When asked why he left Chelsea, Oscar said, as quoted by the Express:
“Due to the proposal I had and the situation that was happening to me at the club.
“I began the season playing every game as a starter.
“The first eight games I played very well and then I had a League Cup game that I left and the team lost and everything changed.
“Then he [Antonio Conte] changed the team’s way of playing in a 3-4-3 and I did not play anymore.
“I did not have a position to play because I’m a more offensive midfielder and so I decided to leave.”
But the midfielder admitted he is open to the idea of one day returning to Stamford Bridge and the Premier League.
“I left the doors open,” Oscar added.
“I would go back. I’m still young, I’m 26.
“Who knows in two, three years to return to the Premier League… I would be very happy.
“And preferably for Chelsea, who opened the doors for me to return.”
While it is true that Oscar wasn’t a starter at the time the huge offer came in, I believe money played a crucial role in his move to China.
The Brazilian had the opportunity to more than double his earnings at the time and it was difficult for him to turn it down.