Midfielder reveals his excitement at the signing of the young Brazilian playmaker and also backs Tim Cahill for MLS success after the Blues lost to the league's all-star sideFrank Lampard has hailed new Chelsea signing Oscar as a "great talent" and hopes the Brazilian can make an immediate impact on the Premier League.
The 20-year-old joined the Blues on Wednesday after protracted talks and while Lampard admits he himself does not know much about the former Internacional man, he is encouraged by reports from the club's Brazilian contingent.
"Oscar, to be honest, I don't know too much about," Lampard told reporters. "All of the reports that I'm hearing is that he's very good. That he's a fantastic talent.
"Our Brazilian players think he's a great talent. It's a great signing for Chelsea, now and for the future. I hope that he can come and adapt to the English game very fast."
Speaking after Chelsea's defeat to the MLS all-stars, the 34-year-old also discussed Tim Cahill's move to the United States, insisting the Australian has the tools to succeed with New York Red Bulls.
"Tim Cahill is a very very good player," Lampard added. "I'm sure he will be very successful in MLS because he's a natural footballer and a natural goalscorer from the midfield or an attacking position.
"It's a good move for him and I think he'll enjoy it."