John Mikel Obi Midfielder says he is fighting for his place in Chelsea

The 29-year-old last featured for Chelsea in their 8-0 win over Atus Ferlachin a pre-season friendly in Austria where he scored.

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John Mikel Obi play John Mikel Obi says he's fighting hard to get a place at Chelsea (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
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Chelsea midfielder John Mikel Obi has revealed that he is fighting hard to get into Antonio Conte team.

Mikel Obi is yet to make an appearance this season for Chelsea since he returned from Rio 2016 Olympic Games where he won bronze with Nigeria’s U-23 football side.

The 29-year-old last featured for Chelsea in their 8-0 win over Atus Ferlachin a pre-season friendly in Austria where he scored. 

John Obi Mikel play John Mikel Obi last featured for Chelsea in pre-season (Chelsea FC via Getty Images )

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He was left out of the match-day squad as Chelsea beat Manchester United 4-0 on Sunday, October 23.

Reacting to questions of thousands of his fans why he has not been involved in the team, the midfielder took to Twitter to reveal that he is fighting hard for his place.

"Fighting every day for my place, like all the guys are. Focus, work hard" the Super Eagles captain wrote on his Twitter.

John Obi Mikel play John Mikel Obi is proud of his teammates' performance in Cheslea's 4-0 win over Manchester United (Chelsea FC via Getty Images )

 

He also praised his teammates for their emphatic victory over Jose Mourinho’s United.

"Well done to the boys yesterday, amazing performance, result and atmosphere," Mikel added.

Pedro, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante were on the scoresheet in Chelsea’s win.

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