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Ramires praised for his performance in Chelsea’s victory over Everton on Sunday

Ramires' performance demonstrated Chelsea's strength in depth
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The Brazilian came on as a half-time substitute for compatriot Oscar is the 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Blues boss José Mourinho has already revealed that Oscar is currently suffering from fatigue and his mid-season lull continued against the Toffees.

Ramires’ introduction, however, gave Chelsea an additional forward-drive that is highlighted by statistics related to his performance.

Ramires played three more accurate passes than Oscar on Saturday, but crucially he played the ball forward 11 times compared with Oscar doing so on just two occasions. The second-half sub also had 39 touches of the ball compared to Oscar’s 25.

Defensively Ramires also put a shift in, winning twice as many tackles and recovering the ball twice as many times as the man he replaced.  He also had two scoring attempts to Oscar's one.


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