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John Obi Mikel

Born: April 22, 1987 (age 31)

Height: 6'2" (188cm)
Weight: 13st 8lb (86kg)

Hometown: Jos, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigeria Nigerian

Position: Centre-midfielder
Mikel John Obi of Chelsea looks on during a Pre Season Friendly between Chelsea and Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on August 5, 2015
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Career History
Senior2006-2017Chelsea
International2005-Nigeria
Sports Mole has 380 articles about John Obi Mikel. Articles 1 to 40:
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during a press conference on June 1, 2018
John Obi Mikel's father kidnapped before Argentina game
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel opens up on his pain of representing the Super Eagles just hours after being told that his father had been kidnapped back in his homeland.
Jul 3, 15:20
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel warms up ahead of his side's international friendly with England at Wembley on June 2, 2018
John Obi Mikel: 'Marcos Rojo handball against Nigeria was a penalty'
John Obi Mikel believes that Marcos Rojo's unpunished handball in the 2-1 World Cup defeat to Argentina should have led to the Super Eagles winning a penalty.
Jun 26, 22:11
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during a press conference on June 1, 2018
John Obi Mikel proud of Nigeria efforts despite World Cup exit
John Obi Mikel declares himself proud of Nigeria's efforts at the 2018 World Cup following the last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Argentina in Saint Petersburg.
Jun 26, 21:50
Argentina's Lionel Messi in action against Nigeria on June 26, 2018
Result: Argentina scrape through to last 16 of World Cup with late victory
Marcos Rojo scores a late volley as Argentina scrape into the last 16 of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Nigeria.
Jun 26, 20:54
Argentina's Lionel Messi during the match against Croatia on June 21, 2018
Preview: Nigeria vs. Argentina - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup fixture between Nigeria and Argentina in Group D.
Jun 25, 11:17
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr on June 2, 2018
Gernot Rohr: 'Reluctant Nigeria tactical change worked well against Iceland'
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr reveals how his players needed persuasion to change positions in a tactical shake-up that yielded a 2-0 win over Iceland at the World Cup.
Jun 22, 21:03
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr on June 2, 2018
Live Commentary: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Nigeria register a 2-0 victory over Iceland in Friday's World Cup fixture in Volgograd.
Jun 22, 14:59
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel warms up ahead of his side's international friendly with England at Wembley on June 2, 2018
John Obi Mikel: 'Croatia will provide tough test'
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel says that his team will have to be at their best in order to overcome Croatia on Saturday night.
Jun 14, 18:58
Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic on November 9, 2017
Preview: Croatia vs. Nigeria - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted XIs, team news and a full match preview for the World Cup Group D clash between Croatia and Nigeria at the Kaliningrad Stadium.
Jun 14, 12:41
The Nigerian team lines up ahead of the World Cup warm-up match with England at Wembley on June 2, 2018
World Cup preview: Nigeria
Ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia, Sports Mole previews Nigeria's hopes as the only African team to have qualified for both the 2014 and 2018 tournaments.
Jun 7, 16:51
John Obi Mikel takes down Raheem Sterling during the international friendly between England and Nigeria at Wembley on June 2, 2018
John Obi Mikel fancies England's World Cup chances
John Obi Mikel talks up the "youthfulness and energy" in England's squad following the Three Lions' 2-1 win against Nigeria on Saturday evening.
Jun 3, 17:20
Arsenal winger Alex Iwobi in action during his side's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace in January 2018
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi named in final Nigeria World Cup squad
Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, Chelsea winger Victor Moses and Leicester City trio Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed Musa are in Nigeria's 23-man World Cup squad.
Jun 3, 15:18
Harry Kane scores the second during the international friendly between England and Nigeria at Wembley on June 2, 2018
Result: Harry Kane fires England past Nigeria in World Cup warm-up match
England hold off a second-half fightback to beat Nigeria 2-1 at Wembley in their penultimate match before the 2018 World Cup.
Jun 2, 19:11
England manager Gareth Southgate watches on during training ahead of the 2018 World Cup
Team News: Raheem Sterling, Gary Cahill feature in England XI
Gary Cahill and Raheem Sterling are both handed starts in England's friendly international with Nigeria at Wembley Stadium.
Jun 2, 16:18
Nigeria's John Obi Mikel during a press conference on June 1, 2018
John Obi Mikel: 'Chelsea will bounce back'
Former midfielder John Obi Mikel insists that Chelsea remain in "safe hands", despite uncertainty surrounding Roman Abramovich, Antonio Conte and the club's new stadium.
Jun 1, 18:56
Interim England manager Gareth Southgate on the touchline during the international friendly with Spain at Wembley on November 15, 2016
Preview: England vs. Nigeria - prediction, team news, lineups
Sports Mole provides predicted lineups, team news and a full match preview of Saturday's World Cup warm-up between England and Nigeria.
May 31, 13:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Nigeria announce preliminary 2018 World Cup squad
Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr names a provisional 30-man squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia which features Arsenal's Alex Iwobi and Chelsea's Victor Moses.
May 15, 19:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Five Nigeria players who could move to the Premier League after World Cup
A number of Premier League players will represent Nigeria in the World Cup this summer, but which Super Eagles players could make the switch to England for next season?
May 8, 13:24
Antonio Conte is happy during the Premier League game between Stoke City and Chelsea on March 18, 2017
Antonio Conte: 'Premier League title just the start for Chelsea'
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte claims that his side's likely title success was made all the more difficult by the loss of fringe players earlier in the season.
May 7, 22:58
Referee Mark Clattenburg gestures during the North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium on November 6, 2016
Juan Mata incident 'played part in Mark Clattenburg departure'
Former referees' chief Keith Hackett claims that Mark Clattenburg's surprise decision to depart England for Saudi Arabia could be down to an incident involving Juan Mata.
Feb 17, 19:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Interview: Morecambe boss Jim Bentley worried football's mega rich squeezing out local clubs
Morecambe boss Jim Bentley speaks to Sports Mole about how the smaller clubs are "feeling the pinch" due to the money flooding into top-level football.
Jan 20, 18:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Chinese Super League imposes foreign players cap
Chinese Super League clubs will only be able to start matches with three non-Asians on the field under new rules.
Jan 15, 14:15
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Chelsea planning tour of China, Japan?
Chelsea are reportedly planning a tour of China and Japan this summer as part of their pre-season preparations.
Jan 13, 12:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Antonio Conte to block Ruben Loftus-Cheek loan exit
Antonio Conte reportedly intends to keep Ruben Loftus-Cheek at Stamford Bridge this month, despite strong loan interest from a number of clubs.
Jan 9, 15:55
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Xavi: 'China a big threat to Europe'
Former Barcelona midfielder Xavi says that the Chinese Super League "has to be taken very seriously" as a threat to European football.
Jan 6, 22:44
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
John Obi Mikel confirms Chelsea exit ahead of switch to Chinese Super League
John Obi Mikel announces that he is leaving Chelsea after 10 years to join Chinese Super League club Tianjin TEDA.
Jan 6, 09:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Valencia confirm talks with John Obi Mikel over January transfer
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is in talks with Valencia over a January switch, having failed to make a single appearance under Antonio Conte.
Jan 3, 18:07
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Valencia 'confident of John Obi Mikel deal'
A report claims that Valencia are confident of beating a host of clubs to the signature of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel next month.
Dec 27, 18:02
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: John Obi Mikel in talks with Marseille over January switch
Chelsea's second-longest serving player, John Obi Mikel, is reportedly close to sealing a January transfer to French side Marseille.
Dec 19, 14:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Samson Siasia: 'John Obi Mikel ready to leave Chelsea'
Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia says that John Obi Mikel has accepted that his future is away from Chelsea.
Dec 14, 12:30
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Odion Ighalo wants John Obi Mikel to join him at Watford
Watford striker Odion Ighalo calls on his club to move for Chelsea midfielder and fellow Nigerian John Obi Mikel in the January transfer window.
Dec 9, 17:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Jose Mourinho plotting shock John Obi Mikel reunion
A report claims that John Obi Mikel, out of contract at Chelsea next season after more than a decade at the club, is wanted by former boss Jose Mourinho at Man United.
Nov 28, 22:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
John Obi Mikel coy on Chelsea future
Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel hints that he will leave Chelsea in January if he continues to be overlooked by Blues boss Antonio Conte.
Nov 25, 18:46
Chelsea's John Terry during the EFL Cup match between Chelsea and Bristol Rovers at Stamford Bridge on August 23, 2016
Chelsea captain John Terry ruled out of Tottenham Hotspur clash
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte confirms that captain John Terry will miss two to three weeks with a muscular injury.
Nov 25, 13:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
John Obi Mikel 'frustrated' by lack of communication from Antonio Conte
John Obi Mikel says that he has been left in limbo at Chelsea due to a lack of communication, which he admits has left him feeling 'frustrated'.
Nov 13, 17:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Antonio Conte criticised by Nigeria manager for John Obi Mikel treatment
John Obi Mikel admits that his time at Chelsea may well be up, as his national team boss takes a swipe at Antonio Conte for his treatment of the experienced midfielder.
Nov 11, 10:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Chelsea target Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti
Chelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, who is believed to be considering his future.
Nov 9, 18:50
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Antonio Conte: 'No talks over John Obi Mikel contract'
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte says that there have been no discussions regarding a new contract with midfielder John Obi Mikel.
Nov 4, 15:56
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
John Obi Mikel willing to fight for place in Chelsea squad
John Obi Mikel is unwilling to give up hope of a future at Stamford Bridge, claiming that he 'will remain professional and work hard' to win back his place.
Oct 25, 20:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
John Obi Mikel warns teammates to avoid Jose Mourinho 'trap'
John Obi Mikel tells his Chelsea teammates to forget about the fact they are up against former manager Jose Mourinho this weekend, and instead focus on the task at hand.
Oct 21, 19:40

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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