Back To His Best? Chelsea Fans Shouting Mikel Name After Impressing Against Crystal Palace.
It was a gracious return to favour for Chelsea’s Nigerian midfielder, John Obi Mikel, during Sunday’s 3-0 defeat of Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
After enduring a torrid time on the Blues’ bench with Jose Mourinho as coach, the 28-year-old has now gotten the nod of new coach Guus Hiddink and he is repaying the confidence with stellar performances like the one against Crystal palace.
Hiddink described his display as “elegant” while stating that he can become one of the key figures of the squad as they try to climb back into reckoning from their present 14th spot.
However, it was in the stands that the midfielder got his greatest accolade when traveling fans chanted his name to the high heavens.
For a player who looked to be frozen out of the Chelsea team, suddenly a new lease of life beckons.