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Sports News of Wednesday, 13 October 2021


Essien helped me to have a lot of confidence at Chelsea - Mikel Obi claims

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Mikel Obi has explained that Michael Essien was of great help to him when he was playing for ChelseaThe former Super Eagles captain disclosed that he was a little bit nervous when he joined the Stamford Bridge landlordsObi had an incredible career while at Premier League side Chelsea winning all the titles available in EnglandFormer Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has named Michael Essien as the player who helped him gain the confidence to play among the stars years back at Premier League side Chelsea.

Mikel Obi moved to Chelsea in 2006 after the Blues chiefs were convinced with his brilliant performances then which made them to spend big on the Nigerian.

Before Chelsea snapped him, Manchester United were also interested and Mikel was even said to have gone for medicals at Old Trafford before he later moved to Stamford Bridge.

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Mikel Obi and Essien in action for Chelsea.Photo by ben radford.