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Oscar important to Chelsea

Antonio Conte Chelsea coach

Antonio Conte has insisted out-of-favour midfielder Oscar has a part to play in his squad.

“Oscar’s future is Chelsea. For me he is an important player in my squad. He is in good form,” said Conte.

“It is logical that I have to choose the starting XI every week but Oscar is a great player and, for me, he stays in Chelsea. It’s important send this message to all. He will stay with us because I consider him an important player.”