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
Preview: Croatia vs. Nigeria - prediction, team news, lineupsSports 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
World Cup preview: NigeriaAhead 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 fancies England's World Cup chancesJohn 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 forward Alex Iwobi named in final Nigeria World Cup squadArsenal 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
Result: Harry Kane fires England past Nigeria in World Cup warm-up matchEngland 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
Team News: Raheem Sterling, Gary Cahill feature in England XIGary Cahill and Raheem Sterling are both handed starts in England's friendly international with Nigeria at Wembley Stadium.
Jun 2, 16:18
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
Preview: England vs. Nigeria - prediction, team news, lineupsSports 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
Nigeria announce preliminary 2018 World Cup squadNigeria 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
Five Nigeria players who could move to the Premier League after World CupA 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: '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
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
Interview: Morecambe boss Jim Bentley worried football's mega rich squeezing out local clubsMorecambe 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
Chinese Super League imposes foreign players capChinese Super League clubs will only be able to start matches with three non-Asians on the field under new rules.
Jan 15, 14:15
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
Report: Antonio Conte to block Ruben Loftus-Cheek loan exitAntonio 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
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
John Obi Mikel confirms Chelsea exit ahead of switch to Chinese Super LeagueJohn Obi Mikel announces that he is leaving Chelsea after 10 years to join Chinese Super League club Tianjin TEDA.
Jan 6, 09:47
Valencia confirm talks with John Obi Mikel over January transferChelsea 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
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
Report: John Obi Mikel in talks with Marseille over January switchChelsea's second-longest serving player, John Obi Mikel, is reportedly close to sealing a January transfer to French side Marseille.
Dec 19, 14:00
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
Odion Ighalo wants John Obi Mikel to join him at WatfordWatford 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
Report: Jose Mourinho plotting shock John Obi Mikel reunionA 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
John Obi Mikel coy on Chelsea futureNigerian 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 captain John Terry ruled out of Tottenham Hotspur clashChelsea manager Antonio Conte confirms that captain John Terry will miss two to three weeks with a muscular injury.
Nov 25, 13:46
John Obi Mikel 'frustrated' by lack of communication from Antonio ConteJohn 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
Antonio Conte criticised by Nigeria manager for John Obi Mikel treatmentJohn 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
Report: Chelsea target Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco VerrattiChelsea are reportedly keeping tabs on Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti, who is believed to be considering his future.
Nov 9, 18:50
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
John Obi Mikel willing to fight for place in Chelsea squadJohn 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
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
John Terry to miss Hull City clashChelsea boss Antonio Conte reveals that John Terry is not yet ready to return from the ankle problem that has seen him miss the club's last two Premier League matches.
Sep 30, 14:22
John Obi Mikel hints at Chelsea departureChelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel concedes that he might leave Stamford Bridge on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Sep 20, 12:46
John Obi Mikel keen to impress Antonio Conte on Chelsea returnChelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel admits that he is keen to impress Antonio Conte when he returns from the Olympic Games.
Aug 22, 15:57
Preview: Watford vs. ChelseaSports Mole previews Saturday afternoon's Premier League showdown between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road.
Aug 18, 16:44
Antonio Conte: 'Nemanja Matic is a very important player for Chelsea'Chelsea manager Antonio Conte insists that rumoured Juventus target Nemanja Matic remains a "very important" part of his side, despite the arrival of N'Golo Kante.
Jul 26, 22:12
Team News: Diego Costa starts in Antonio Conte's first match in charge of ChelseaDiego Costa leads the line in Antonio Conte's first pre-season friendly in charge of Chelsea as the team face Rapid Vienna in Austria.
Jul 16, 16:02
Kelechi Iheanacho named in provisional Nigeria squad for Olympic GamesManchester City risk losing Kelechi Iheanacho at the start of next season should he agree to represent Nigeria in August's Olympic football competition.
Jun 24, 15:44
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