WOW! I Never Knew Mikel Obi Could Score Goals - Mourinho

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at 6-01-2014 05:39AM (6 years ago)

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«§» 6 January 2014

Jose Mourinho was left to reflect on a job well done after this afternoon's 2-0 victory at Derby in the FA Cup.

Like at Southampton on Wednesday, the first half was entertaining and end to end, if shorn of goals, and like at Southampton it needed a second-half header to open the scoring.

After Michael Essien was replaced John Mikel Obi took the captain's armband, and, on his 300th appearance in a Chelsea shirt, capped his day with a goal, thumping home Willian's free-kick with a bullet header.

Oscar added a second soon after, swerving the ball past Derby's keeper Lee Grant with a fine strike, and the remaining minutes were played out in relative comfort as we eventually eased into the fourth round, where a home tie with Stoke City awaits.

Jose Mourinho said he was delighted with his side's attitude against a side going well in the Championship…

'The game was difficult,' said Mourinho. 'In the first half we played quite well, we were not far from scoring but it was still 0-0 at half-time and that is a big risk, because after that if the opponent scores you are in trouble.

'They got the message that in the second half we needed an extra intensity. I decided to change Essien for Eden Hazard to bring an extra attacking player on to make it more difficult for them.

'The team played seriously, we won, job done.'

It was a landmark day for John Mikel Obi, in many respects…
'I never recognise his ability to score goals!' the Portuguese laughed.

'I recognise his ability to play as an anchorman, to play that position in a very comfortable way, with no mistakes. He reads the game well, plays in an intelligent and safe way, but I never recognise his goalscoring appetite.

'There was a smile on my face [when he scored]. For some reason Essien gave him the armband, normally it should go to Ashley Cole, so maybe it made him believe he was a goalscorer!

'It was important for us, we were dominating and dominating, creating and creating but the goal was not arriving. It was like the winning goal.'

~ Chelsea FC News

Afrogotojail at 6-01-2014 06:13AM (6 years ago)
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Good for him
NYPDmike at 6-01-2014 07:15AM (6 years ago)
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ayogstar at 6-01-2014 07:33AM (6 years ago)
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I'm happpy for d dude,,,what a way to kick off 2014,,,God bless Mourinho,,God bless the blues,,,and more importantly Go bless me
vantheo at 6-01-2014 07:34AM (6 years ago)
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has he scored up to 5goals in his chelsea career?

katdeluna2 at 6-01-2014 07:40AM (6 years ago)
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4 soccer fans cuz i dnt understand anythng in dat game
mary11 at 6-01-2014 07:54AM (6 years ago)
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So happy 4 him
That was his third goal in all competition 4 chelsea Fc

winace at 6-01-2014 08:02AM (6 years ago)
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Well done Mikel. U will be a good captian if giving d chance. Up chelsea
paulohking at 6-01-2014 08:25AM (6 years ago)
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second goal in 300 appearance.....hmmmm, na wa o
dickman2 at 6-01-2014 09:06AM (6 years ago)
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them  try
amyportion at 6-01-2014 09:49AM (6 years ago)
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time is short.repent now
sucre4u at 6-01-2014 10:06AM (6 years ago)
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emekaeneh at 6-01-2014 10:08AM (6 years ago)
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Eneh say so via nokia 3310
Aalladinn at 6-01-2014 10:15AM (6 years ago)
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mathzno at 6-01-2014 10:30AM (6 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Before you bought him, was he not scoring goals?Huh??? you almost ruined him, but he has been performing the role you assigned to him for years very well.
fordman09 at 6-01-2014 10:38AM (6 years ago)
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His second goal of the season...Fourth Chelsea career goal three of which was scored in an FA Cup
jar84 at 6-01-2014 10:51AM (6 years ago)
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interpo777 at 6-01-2014 11:08AM (6 years ago)
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guuud    boy...mou noticed  Mikel  ability very  late...put  him in his real  position n  u  ill  see  more goals
cocoeni at 6-01-2014 11:36AM (6 years ago)
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benbellabiz at 6-01-2014 01:19PM (6 years ago)
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 Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
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