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John Mikel Obi Midfielder to make first competitive appearance under Conte

A lot of changes are expected in the Chelsea team which lost their Premier League fixture against Liverpool last week.

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John Obi Mikel play John Mikel Obi set to return to action for Chelsea (Chelsea FC via Getty Images )
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After leading the Dream Team VI bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, midfielder John Mikel Obi is set to make his first competitive appearance under Chelsea new coach, Antonio Conte.

Mikel Obi left Chelsea to represent Nigeria in the football event of the Rio Olympics where they won gold.

William Troost-Ekong and John Mikel Obi play John Mikel Obi won bronze with Nigeria's Dream Team VI at Rio Olympics (Getty Images )

 

Since returning, the midfielder has not been included in Chelsea team but is set for play in their Football League Cup fixture against Leicester City on Tuesday, September 19.

A lot of changes are expected in the Chelsea team which lost their Premier League fixture against Liverpool last week.

Chelsea travel to Arsenal in their next league fixture and Conte is expected to rest the likes of N'Golo Kante and Nemanja Matic.

That should be Mikel Obi’s 250th game for Chelsea since joining in the summer of 2006.

Victor Moses play Victor Moses is also set to feature for Chelsea (BPI/Joe Toth)

 

Alongside Mikel Obi, another Nigerian, Victor Moses is also expected to play against the Foxes.

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