• Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was lying about John Obi Mikel’s injury, source claims

    Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was lying about John Obi Mikel’s injury, source claims

    Chelsea star John Obi Mikel is not actually injured and is concerned that Antonio Conte is not playing him this season, according to a source close to the midfielder.

    Mikel, who has made 374 appearances for the Blues across 11 seasons at Stamford Bridge, is yet to play a single minute of first-team football under Conte this term.

    The Italian manager stated that the 29-year-old was ruled out of Chelsea’s league clash with Tottenham after picking up a knock but it’s since […]

  • John Obi Mikel can replicate Yaya Toure’s revival, says Salomon Kalou

    John Obi Mikel can replicate Yaya Toure’s revival, says Salomon Kalou

    Former Chelsea winger has urged his former team-mate John Obi Mikel to be patient for a chance under manager Antonio Conte.

    Mikel, who has not featured for Chelsea since leaving the pre-season tour in order to captain the Nigerian team to the Olympic bronze medal, needs to try to replicate Yaya Toure to force himself back into the first team reckoning.

    Toure, back in the Manchester City team after ending his feud with manage Pep Guardiola, should be an example to 29-year-old […]

  • John Obi Mikel’s agent issues response to Manchester United transfer links

    John Obi Mikel’s agent issues response to Manchester United transfer links

    John Obi Mikel’s agent has remained coy over the Chelsea midfielder’s surprise link with Manchester United.

    Reports have claimed that the 29-year-old is wanted by Jose Mourinho in the January window and could make the move to Old Trafford for just £2 million.

    The Nigeria international’s contract with Chelsea expires at the end of the season and although he is yet to appear for Antonio Conte’s side this term, his agent, John Shittu, insists a new deal could still be a possibility.

    ‘The […]

  • Mourinho ready to sign Mikel Obi for Manchester United in January

    Mourinho ready to sign Mikel Obi for Manchester United in January

    Jose Mourinho is set to make a shock move for John Mikel Obi from Chelsea.

    The Super Eagles captain is yet to make an appearance under Antonio Conte and there are no plans to renew his deal, which expires at the end of this season.

    Mourinho, who initially signed Mikel Obi to Chelsea as a fresh-faced 19-year-old, wants to sign the midfielder, so he can give Paul Pogba the freedom to roam.

    Ironically, United thought they had landed Mikel Obi 10 years ago […]

  • Antonio Conte Confirms Mikel Obi And John Terry Have Muscular Injuries

    Antonio Conte Confirms Mikel Obi And John Terry Have Muscular Injuries

    Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has confirmed that John Terry will miss his side’s London derby against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday due to a muscular injury.

    Terry has been forced to settle for a place on the bench in recent weeks, making just one substitute appearance in the Premier League since picking up an ankle injury in September.

    In the 35-year-old’s absence Chelsea have embarked on a six-match winning streak without conceding a single goal, and Terry will now be sidelined for at […]

  • Chelsea great Terry set for more than two weeks out

    Chelsea great Terry set for more than two weeks out

    Chelsea captain John Terry is set for up to three weeks on the sidelines after suffering a muscle injury.

    The centre-back only recently returned to action after shaking off an ankle problem he sustained against Swansea City in September.

    Terry has been limited to six minutes of Premier League action since, though he did play the entire game in Chelsea’s EFL Cup defeat to West Ham last month.

    The 35-year-old featured for Chelsea’s Under-23 side on Monday, but will now not be available […]

  • John Obi Mikel admits he’s ready to leave Chelsea in January

    John Obi Mikel admits he’s ready to leave Chelsea in January

    John Obi Mikel has revealed he’s ready to quit Chelsea in January, if he’s unable to force his way into Antonio Conte’s plans.

    The Nigerian is the second-longest serving player at the club behind John Terry after joining for £16million in 2006.

    Mikel, 29, has won two Premier League titles, four FA Cups, the Champions League and the Europa League during his 10-year stint at Stamford Bridge but he is yet to feature this season.

    He’s fallen out of favour under new Chelsea […]

  • John Mikel Obi Shares Adorable Photos Of His Twin Daughters

    John Mikel Obi Shares Adorable Photos Of His Twin Daughters

    Super Eagles Captain Mikel Obi and his Russian girlfriend, Olga, shared these photos of their adorable twin daughters, Mia and Ava, via IG.

    Super Eagles Captain Mikel Obi and his Russian girlfriend, Olga, shared these photos of their adorable twin daughters, Mia and Ava, via

  • Mikel Obi  gets N66m a week offer from Chinese club

    Mikel Obi gets N66m a week offer from Chinese club

    Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi, has been offered an incredible $212,000-a-weel deal by Chinese club, Shanghai SIPG.

    According to report, the offer was made to the midfielder’s agent after Nigeria’s 3-1 win over Algeria in a 2018 World Cup qualifier in Uyo, where he scored the second goal.

    Mikel Obi is yet to play a single minute under new Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte and has been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in January.

    Shanghai SIPG is rated third in […]

  • Iheanacho, Musa and Mikel miss out of African Player of the Year award

    Iheanacho, Musa and Mikel miss out of African Player of the Year award

    The out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder will not win a first African Footballer of the Year award in 2016, with Aubameyang, Mahrez and Mane in the running.

    The Confederation of African Football has announced the top five shortlists for the 2016 African Player of the Year with Kelechi Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa and John Obi Mikel not making the cut.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and Islam Slimani made the top five decided by votes from the members of the Caf Media […]

  • Algeria petitions FIFA over Mikel’s goal

    Algeria petitions FIFA over Mikel’s goal

    An online petition set up by an agitated fan of the Algeria national team aimed at preventing Gambian referee, Bakary Papa Gassama, has gathered momentum, with over 100 people putting their name to it.

    The 37-year-old allowed John Obi Mikel goal, which the petition claimed was from an offside position, to stand as Nigeria secured a 3-1 win over Algeria in the Russia 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

    Algeria Coach, Georges Leekens, has narrowed his side’s defeat to that second goal scored by […]