Obi Mikel On Target As Chelsea Defeat Derby County

Published: January 05, 2014
Obi Mikel On Target As Chelsea Defeat Derby CountyChelsea defeated Derby County 2 - 0 in the third preliminary round of the FA Cup on Sunday.

Nigeria international Mikel Obi, making his 300th appearance for the Londoners, opened scoring in the 66th minute before Oscar added a second five minutes later.

Speaking on Mikel’s third FA Cup since he joined Chelsea in 2006, manager Jose Mourinho told “I never recognise his ability to score goals!

“I recognise his ability to play as an anchorman, to play that position in a very comfortable way, with no mistakes.

“He reads the game well, plays in an intelligent and safe way, but I never recognise his goalscoring appetite.”

Obi Mikel was handed the armband by Michael Essien when the later was replaced in the 54th minute.

Chelsea will trade tackles with Stoke City in the fourth round of the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge on January 25.
Photo Credit: National Mirror

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