John Obi Mikel

  • Toure, Mikel, Drogba vie for African player award 09-01-2014 09:39 PM

    Lagos: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel are in the running for the African player of the year award, which will be awarded later on Thursday. Toure, who is from the Ivory Coast, is the defending champion and is favoured to...
  • Chelsea end winless run, defeat Fulham 2-0 22-09-2013 12:12 AM

    London: John Obi Mikel scored his first ever Premier League goal as Chelsea's four-game winless run ended on Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Fulham in the Premier League. After Oscar powered in the opener early in the second half, Mikel sliced the ball into the net in the 84th...
  • Chelsea deny John Obi Mikel's Galatasaray link 21-06-2013 11:20 AM

    London: Chelsea have denied that John Obi Mikel is set for a move to Turkish club Galatasaray, according to ESPN Soccernet. A report in Turkish newspaper Sabah suggests Nigeria international midfielder Mikel, 26, had talked up the move saying: "I have played at Chelsea for a long time and it's...
  • Forlan inspires Uruguay to 2-1 win over Nigeria 21-06-2013 05:43 AM

    Salvador, Brazil: Diego Forlan celebrated his 100th appearance for Uruguay in style, setting up one goal then scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Nigeria on Thursday to move his team within sight of the Confederations Cup semifinals. Forlan's decisive goal came in the 51st minute with a sweetly-struck...
  • Clattenburg cleared of Chelsea racism allegations 22-11-2012 11:16 PM

    London: Referee Mark Clattenburg was cleared on Thursday by the English Football Association of using racist language toward a Chelsea player during a Premier League match. Chelsea midfielder Ramires said he heard Clattenburg tell teammate John Obi Mikel "shut up you monkey" during the Oct. 28 match against Manchester United...
  • Police drop probe into complaint against Clattenburg 14-11-2012 10:07 AM

    London: London's Metropolitan Police have dropped an investigation into a complaint made against referee Mark Clattenburg for alleged inappropriate language towards a Chelsea player last month. The European champions lodged a complaint with the FA over language allegedly directed at their Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel by Clattenburg during the...
  • Football fan arrested for making monkey gesture 05-11-2012 11:42 PM

    London: Police say a man has been arrested for making an alleged racist gesture during a League Cup match between Chelsea and Manchester United. A spectator sat in the Chelsea supporters' end was pictured making a monkey gesture during the home side's 5-4 extra-time victory over United last Wednesday in...
  • Clattenburg omitted again from EPL matches 05-11-2012 10:33 PM

    London: The Premier League referee embroiled in English football's latest racism feud has been omitted from officiating duties for the second straight weekend. Mark Clattenburg has been accused by Chelsea of using "inappropriate language" toward midfielder John Obi Mikel in a league match against Manchester United on Oct. 28. The...
  • Chelsea manager backs Mikel after beating United 01-11-2012 10:56 AM

    London: Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo said he had no hesitation in starting John Obi Mikel in Wednesday's thrilling 5-4 League Cup last-16 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge. Mikel had a strong match in the centre of Chelsea's midfield on Wednesday, before being withdrawn in the second half...
  • London police probes Chelsea's claims against referee 30-10-2012 09:07 AM

    London: Just as English football was slowly recovering from a divisive, year-long racism saga, the Premier League has been plunged into renewed controversy. And, yet again, the accusation being leveled is linked to racism " a problem thought to have been largely eradicated from English football in the 1990s. The...