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John Obi Mikel

27-Year-Old Midfielder     Chelsea  Premier


Nigeria

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  4/4/2015
Birthdate:  April 22, 1987    Birthplace:  Plateau State, Nigeria
Nationality:  Nigeria    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  190 lbs    

March 20, 2015    John Obi Mikel News

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Mikel (knee) is expected to return to full training after the upcoming international break, manager Jose Mourinho said Friday.

Even when he is fully fit, Mikel is stuck behind Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic and Ramires on the depth chart, with Kurt Zouma also making a play for more playing time in the defensive midfield roles.

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February 7, 2015

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Mikel came on as a second-half sub, finishing with one interception and 20 passes in 18 minutes during Saturday's 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

Mikel was looking at the potential for more playing time, with Cesc Fabregas held out with a hamstring injury, but it was Ramires who got the start and played 90 minutes. Mikel continues to be a nice piece off the bench for manager Jose Mourinho, but his fantasy prospects remain very limited in nearly all formats.

February 5, 2015

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Mikel is expected to be available for Saturday's match against Aston Villa after recovering from a head injury, The Guardian reports.

Mikel will be in contention to start, with Cesc Fabregas out for the next two games due to a hamstring injury. Mikel's start is hardly a sure thing, as Ramires is the likely replacement, with Juan Cuadrado another possibility.

November 8, 2014

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Mikel (foot) was available off the bench but he did not play in Chelsea's 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday.

Mikel was dealing with a foot injury, but he was at least fit enough to be an option as a sub. He doesn't get nearly enough playing time to warrant much fantasy value in most leagues.

September 1, 2014

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Mikel came on for Willian in the 75th minute and assisted on Diego Costa's 90th minute goal during Chelsea's 6-3 rout of Everton on Saturday.

Mikel isn't a regular member of the starting XI and his time off the bench is incredibly inconsistent, making him a fairly weak fantasy option despite the assist Saturday.

April 4, 2014

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Mikel will not play Saturday against Stoke City, with manager Jose Mourinho simply stating that he "is injured," the Daily Express reports.

Mikel isn't much of a contributor anyway, so there are likely few fantasy owners affected by the news.

February 27, 2014

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Mikel (knock) came on for Andre Schurrle in the 67th minute of Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Galatasaray in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

Mikel suffered a knock recently and had to pass a late fitness test to make the match, but it appears he has put the slight injury behind him. Despite the improvement, he remains a fairly weak fantasy option given his extremely inconsistent playing time.

February 24, 2014

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Mikel (knock) is in the squad for Chelsea's Champions League tie against Galatasaray on Wednesday, Goal.com reports.

Mikel isn't a consistent starter for the Blues and even with injury doubts (David Luiz and Oscar), he isn't likely to play 90 in Turkey.