Chances are Jurgen Klopp has plans to to try and shackle Eden Hazard and Diego Costa on Friday night.

Maybe, the Liverpool boss should look elsewhere if he wants to steal points from Chelsea.

Statistics gurus reckon Oscar is the man of the Stamford Bridge moment after poring over his performances under a new boss.

The Brazilian appears like a man reborn, thanks to Antonio Conte, if the figures stack up.

The gaffer's decision to move Oscar into his preferred number eight role, as opposed to on the wing or in the hole behind the striker, has produced great results.

See below.

Oscar's previous four seasons in the Premier League were analysed in seven key areas to his numbers from the opening four games of the current campaign.

Focusing on passing and creativity, Oscar is averaging more successful passes per game (39) this season than he has in any of his previous campaigns.

The midfielder is also averaging more forward passes (28), more key passes (2.3) and is creating more chances (2.5).

The 25-year-old's work-rate has also improved, as highlighted by his defensive stats. He is making more successful tackles (2.8) and blocks (0.3) than in any other season and his average of 0.8 interceptions per game was only bettered in 2012/13.

No wonder the player offered: "In the last few seasons I have played as a 10 or as a winger.

"Now I'm going back to my original position as a number eight, attacking and defending from box to box, which is my original role and the one I like the most."

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