Lampard hails Oscar impact
England midfielder Frank Lampard has praised the impact of Oscar in Chelsea's 4-1 win over Cardiff City in the Premier League on Saturday.
Cardiff had taken a surprise lead at Stamford Bridge through Jordon Mutch in the 10th minute, but the hosts drew level through Eden Hazard went into the break at 1-1.
Oscar replaced Juan Mata just before the hour mark and a few minutes later striker Samuel Eto’o smashed home to give Jose Mourinho’s side the lead
The Seleção international then added Chelsea’s third and decisive goal before Hazard completed the scoring eight minutes from time, and Lampard believes the 22-year-old made a telling difference when he came on, reports Goal.com.
"Oscar came on and added his energy and his quality on the ball," he told reporters.
"We were looking to step up from half-time though.
"I did feel when we got the second goal we would go on with it and we did.
"We want to stay at the top of the league and we don't want to lose ground. It's difficult but we have got a big squad here."