Since Conte’s switch to a 3-4-3 formation, Oscar hasn’t started a game for Chelsea, and this has prompted media speculations to suggest that the Brazilian might leave Stamford Bridge in January.
However, Conte has claimed that Oscar is still important to him and is part of his long-term plans.
“Oscar’s future is with Chelsea, full stop,” he stated. “For me he’s an important player in our squad.
“He’s in good form but I have to choose the starting 11 every week. He’s a great player and he’s staying with Chelsea, it’s important to give this message. I consider him an important player.” Said the Italian.