According to various tabloids including the express, Chelsea’s Plan-B midfielder John Obi Mikel is on his way to Fenerbahce on a permanent transfer. After spending close to a decade in West London, Mikel might be heading to the Turkish side Fenerbahce and the main reason behind this is the lack of playing time. With the likes of Fabregas, Ramires, Matic and upcoming star Loftus-Cheek it will be very difficult for Mikel to get some first team action, hence the rumors.
As a Chelsea player, Mikel had countless memorable moments and has given performances that will be remembered for a long time. In his nine years with Chelsea, Mikel bagged 11 major honors including Champions League and Europa League trophies. Not just trophies Mikel has also given many remarkable performances in Chelsea colors and the most important and unforgettable ones were against Barcelona and Bayern in semi-finals and finals during Chelsea’s Champions League triumph.
Mikel might have been a backup midfielder for Chelsea, but he has always played a major role in Chelsea’s successes. Mostly introduced on the field after 70 minutes as a shielding midfielder under Mourinho, Mikel’s duty is to slow down the tempo of the game and prevent the opponent from scoring goals by marking their attackers and intercepting passes. Along with this, Mikel is also a good passer who rarely misplaces a pass.
Surely Mikel is one of a kind player, and his departure might affect Chelsea in a tactical way. But there are multiple drawbacks of having him too and the biggest glitch is his slow pace due to which Chelsea’s performance is affected when they are trying to play the entertaining, fluid football. Taking all his qualities into consideration a league like Turkish Super League is best suited for him, and it will be a very sensible decision if he does move there.
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Edited By: Karan Dubey
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