StoryOSIMHEN NAMES HIS TWO FOOTBALL IDOLS

In-form Napoli striker Victor Osimhen has named John Obi Mikel and Didier Drogba as his football idols. The Super Eagles player mentioned Ivorian football icon Drogba and John Obi Mikel as his football idols while he was on William Troost-Ekong’s YouTube page.

StoryREF REVEALS ATTACK ON HIM

Ex-Premier League referee Mark Clattenburg has revealed the attack on him from John Mikel Obi shortly after he was the centre referee for the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester United.

StoryMIKEL REVEALS WHAT HE TOLD ROBBEN IN 2012

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It is the dream of every club in Europe to get their hands on the UEFA Champions League title and whenever any club does achieve that feat, it is usually a sensational feeling that the players have. It is the same feeling that the Chelsea players who all participated in the 2012 final had after their game against German Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

StoryMIKEL LEAVES STOKE CITY FOR KUWAIT

Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi opted to join Kuwait Sports Club rather than stay in the English Championship with Stoke City.

John Mikel Obi was a free agent when he joined the Potters last summer and he proved to be a good signing for the club. He was a regular in the Stoke City starting XI last season as the club failed to make enough push to secure a place in the playoffs. As a matter of fact, John Mikel Obi had the second most minutes amongst Stoke City players last season behind Harry Southar.

StoryMIKEL TIPS NIGERIA TO SHINE AT FORTHCOMING AFCON

Former Super Eagles midfielder John Obi Mikel has tipped the Nigerian national football team to put in a strong performance at the forthcoming African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament which is set to start in a few months. The ex-Chelsea midfielder has revealed that even though he is no longer able to feature for Nigeria after already retiring from playing for the country, he still follows them closely and stated that they have a couple of excellent players in every department of the team.

StoryMIDFIELDER SIGNS STOKE EXTENSION

Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi has signed a one-year contract extension at English Championship outfit Stoke City until 2022.Stoke City see the ex-Super Eagles player as an important member of their squad and they have decided to give him a contract extension.

John Mikel Obi, 34, would have been a free agent this summer if his contract was not extended as his previous deal was set to expire at the end of the month. The decision to extendhis contract was confirmed in a statement from the club.

StoryMIKEL WANTS STOKE CITY STAY

Stoke City midfielder John Obi Mikel has revealed that he wants to continue his stay at the club amid rumors that he could be sold in the summer. The midfielder has not been playing as many games as he did when he just joined the club and even though injured and inconsistency have been the reason, it seems as though there's now more to that.

Having returned from his injury spell, one would expect him to get reinstated back into the team and take his place, but that has not been the case and it has had tongues wagging. With the summer transfer window still approaching, there have been talks that he could be sold by the club, and there have been some clubs that have registered interest in signing the former Nigeria international midfield star.

StoryHAZARD IS A LAZY TRAINER - MIKEL

Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has revealed that his ex-teammate Eden Hazard is always a lazy player on the training ground and did not take training sessions seriously. While the Nigerian international midfielder claims that it is the truth, a lot of people may argue against his statement given how good Hazard was at Chelsea.

StoryOPINION: MIKEL ENDURING A CHALLENGING SEASON AT CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB STOKE

Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is not having the season he was expecting when he chose to sign for English championship club Stoke City last summer and has endured a mixed campaign so far. The Nigerian midfielder was signed by Stoke to add more flair and stealth to the midfield department but he has reportedly fallen short of the demands that were set by the club upon his decision to put pen to paper on a contract at the club.

StoryFrank Lampard delivers worrying injury update on Chelsea attacker

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has issued a worrying injury update on Christian Pulisic. The USA international sustained a hamstring injury during the warm-up before the Burnley game last weekend, but he was fancied to make his comeback against Sheffield United. However, Lampard has now revealed that the playmaker has yet to overcome his hamstring concern and he won’t feature in the Blues’ final game before the international break, he told via Chelseafc.com: "Not fit to play, still suffering with his hamstring. He's not training at the moment. He trained at a low level in midweek and wasn't comfortable. We have to keep looking for the right solution."


Pulisic suffered multiple muscular concerns during the previous campaign, but he still managed to register 11 goals and 10 assists from 34 appearances in all competitions. Due to a hamstring problem, his start to the current season was delayed and he has managed only five appearances for the Blues to date.

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