David Luiz & John Mikel Obi

David Luiz Moreira Marinho (born 22 April 1987), known as David Luiz, is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Chelsea in the Premier League. John Michael Nchekwube Obinna (born 22 April 1987), commonly known as Mikel John Obi, John Obi Mikel or John Mikel Obi, is a Nigerian footballer, who plays as a midfielder for English club Chelsea and the Nigeria national team. 5.0/5

David Luiz John Mikel Obi John Terry Victor Moses Gary Cahill Jose Mourinho Frank Lampard Petr Cech Fernando Torres Juan Mata Branislav Ivanovic Eden Hazard Ashley Cole John Obi Mikel Champions League Demba Ba Stamford Bridge Cesar Azpilicueta Bayern Munich

Signed Dani Alves, Cesc Fabregas, and Adrian Gonzalez. Let go of Demba Ba, Nemanja Matic, John Obi Mikel, and David Luiz. Pretty successful.
RECORD World Cup CALL-UPS FOR THE BLUES: With FIFA releasing the confirmed 23-man squads for the World Cup which commences in a week's time, there is set to be a record level of Chelsea participation in the tournament. There are 17 of our players selected, including Frank Lampard, whose Chelsea contract does not expire until the end of this month, and David Luiz. Although Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain have reached an agreement for the transfer of the Brazilian, the move is still pending him agreeing personal terms with PSG and passing a medical examination. The 17 beats our previous highest number of players at a World Cup finals which was 15 in 2006 in Germany. It is highest representation from the Premier League with Manchester United sending 14, Arsenal 13, Liverpool 12 and Manchester City 10. Here's the full list: BRAZIL: David Luiz, Ramires, Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior, Willian. BELGIUM: Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku. NIGERIA: Kenneth Omeruo, John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses. ENGLAN ...
No club can come out and claim dat it parades the number of players dat Chelsea Football Club will be parading in the World Cup [1]Eden Hazard [2]Thorgan Hazard [3]Gary Cahill [4]John Terry [5]Peter Cech [6]Branislav Ivanovic [7]Azerpilietar [8]David Luiz [9]Oscar [10]Ramires [11]Willian [12]Andre Schurlle [13]Samuel Eto Fills [14]Fernando El Nino Torres [15]John Mikel Obi [16]Victor Moses [17]Romelu Lukaku [18]Thibaiet Curtois [19]Super Frank Lampard [20]Kenneth Omeruo All dis Super Chelsea players and more are all going to the World Cup Whaoh,what a Superb Clup No wonder we are tagged “The Pride of London”
Chelsea vs Galatasaray Pre- Match Briefing KEY STAT Chelsea are the only English team to have tasted victory at Galatasaray in the Champions League; Liverpool and Manchester United both lost on their more recent visits Talking Points Chelsea's third successive home victory over Everton on Saturday in the Premier League (our 66th against the Toffees) was the 150th victory of Jose Mourinho's two spells at Stamford Bridge. Our win and Norwich's success against Tottenham has produced a 10-point gap between top and fifth place with less than a third of the campaign to go. TACTICAL BRIEF David Luiz and John Mikel Obi, ruled out of the weekend victory over Everton, travelled to Istanbul with the squad. The availability of the pair will be important in this competition as former Benfica man Nemanja Matic (as well as ex-Basel winger Mohamed Salah) is ineligible. There was tactical flexibility and risk-taking in last Saturday's win. Chelsea's formation ended as a 4-1-4-1 or open triangle as Jose Mourinho calls it, ...
David Luiz and John Mikel Obi have travelled for Chelsea's Champions League last-16 first-leg tie at Galatasaray.
A squad of 21 players is travelling from London to Istanbul today (Monday) ahead of Wednesday's Champions League Round of 16 first- leg match. David Luiz and John Mikel Obi are both included. They missed Saturday's win over Everton due to injury and Oscar also travels. Jose Mourinho reported after Saturday's game that the Brazilian attacking midfielder, who was substituted at half-time, had discomfort in his ankle. Henrique Hilario is the third goalkeeper having been added, along with Tomas Kalas , to the Champions League squad A-List for the knockout phase. Nathan Ake is the one young player from the B-List travelling. January signings Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah cannot play for Chelsea in the Champions League this season having appeared in the group stage for their former clubs. The full squad is: Petr Cech , Mark Schwarzer , Henrique Hilario , John Terry , Gary Cahill , David Luiz , Ashley Cole , Cesar Azpilicueta , Branislav Ivanovic , Tomas Kalas , Nathan Ake, Frank Lampard , John Mikel Obi , Ram ...
David Luiz and John Mikel Obi both travel as Chelsea fly out for their Champions League game against Galatasaray
MANCITY VS CHELSEA TACTICAL BRIEF The pattern in previous rounds of this competition has been that Jose Mourinho has rested a few of the players who have played the most. In the previous round's win against Stoke City he made five changes. In came Mark Schwarzer for Petr Cech , Ashley Cole for Cesar Azpilicueta , Frank Lampard and second-debutant Nemanja Matic for John Mikel Obi and John Terry (replaced at the back by David Luiz ), and Andre Schurrle for Ramires . This time around Terry, who has missed his first Premier League minutes of the season in the last week, is out. Gary Cahill limped away from the disappointing draw at the Hawthorns on Tuesday so his fitness is being assessed ahead of this game. Branislav Ivanovic is a possibility to play centre-back with Cole and Azpilicueta as full- backs. Manuel Pellegrini also has factors to contend with. The postponement of the home game against Sunderland meant a free week for his team, though the fixture will have to be crammed into their busy schedule at ...
THE TEAM THAT DID THE DAMAGE As promised, Jose Mourinho made wholesale changes to the Chelsea team, with only Gary Cahill retaining his place from the side that beat Manchester City a little over 48 hours ago. That meant a second Chelsea start for Mark Schwarzer between the sticks, with Cahill joined by Azpilicueta, David Luiz and Ryan Bertrand at the back. John Mikel Obi and skipper Michael Essien gave an African flavour to the central midfield positions, while Eto'o was chosen to lead the line ahead of an attacking trio of Mata, Willian and Kevin De Bruyne. Arsene Wenger made eight changes from his side's win at Crystal Palace on Saturday, but it was still a strong-looking team with Laurent Koscielny, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Santi Cazorla all selected.
::Who do you want to see start tonight? 'The average age of the Chelsea outfield squad that won 2-0 at Swindon was 25. The Blues' likely goalie tonight, Mark Schwarzer, 41, bumps that up considerably. Since starting in that win Marco Van Ginkel has been ruled out till March. The highest appearance-maker in this competition from the current squad, Frank Lampard (33 appearances, 11 goals), will almost certainly be rested after his hectic recent schedule. There are several players who will hope to lay out their case for more minutes, not least John Mikel Obi, David Luiz, Juan Mata, Kevin De Bruyne, Demba Ba, Michael Essien, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ryan Bertrand.' READ MORE:
MATCH REPORT: TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 CHELSEA 1 29-09-2013 Summary A spirited second-half display by the visitors earned a draw in the Saturday lunchtime London derby, John Terry levelling after an early Spurs strike. There was added satisfaction that the point was gained despite the disadvantage of 10 men for the closing stages after Fernando Torres , who was causing the home side plenty of problems, was sent off following a second yellow card. Tottenham took the lead after 18 minutes and looked capable of increasing their advantage but Chelsea rallied well and could have added to Terry's 64 th - minute set-piece goal in the second period but for good saves from Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris. Team News There were three changes to the side that began the last league game. David Luiz returned to defence and with Ramires passed fit following a hip strain suffered at Swindon, he moved forward to a wide right position in place of Andre Schurrle . Frank Lampard returned to midfield alongside John Mikel Obi and Fern ...
MATCH REPORT: EVERTON 1 CHELSEA 0 Summary Everton's Steven Naismith scored the only goal of the game as Chelsea suffered a first Premier League defeat of the season at Goodison Park. On a disappointing evening on Merseyside, we were unable to recover from falling behind right on the stroke of half-time, and though we began the second half brightly, we struggled to find a route back into the game. Andre Schurrle had our best chance of the game just after the break, but his chipped effort rolled agonisingly wide of the post. Attention now turns to the Champions League, and an opening game against FC Basel at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. Team news Samuel Eto'o was handed his Blues debut by Jose Mourinho, with our new signing operating as a lone striker. In defence, David Luiz, making his first start of the Premier League campaign, partnered John Terry, while there was also a first start of the season in midfield for John Mikel Obi. Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Schurrle were the trio tasked with supplying the ...
it was this morning when Juan Mata , Fernando Torres , Cesar Azpilicueta , David Luiz , Oscar and John Mikel Obi...
Confederation Cup Final: Apart from Barcelona FC that produced over 70% of the entire Spanish team and Juventus that produced 60% of the entire Italian team, Chelsea FC parades more footballers at the 2013 Confederation Cup more than anyother club in the world. (Nigeria) John Mikel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo; (Spain) Juan Mata, Cezar Aspilicueta, Fernando Torres; (Brazil) Oscar, David Luiz. Add that to the prospective signings, Hulk and Cavani.
This is the BBC sport Sunday Column for TRANSFER GOSSIP: Paris St-Germain want Chelsea's David Luiz, 26, to partner Thiago Silva in defence. Chelsea may be keen to sell Luiz as new manager Jose Mourinho is not convinced about the Brazilian's abilities. Full story: Daily Mirror (external) A player leaving Stamford Bridge could be John Mikel Obi, with the Blues midfielder in talks with Galatasaray about a move to the Turkish club which could be worth £16m. Full story: Daily Express (external) Chelsea have entered the race for striker Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund, who do not want to sell the 24-year-old to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich. Full story: Metro (external) Manchester United's new manager David Moyes will have a £60m transfer fund to reinforce the Old Trafford club's squad. Full story: Daily Telegraph (external) Arsenal and Tottenham target David Villa, 31, will remain at Barcelona, according to the Spanish club's president Sandro Rosell. Full story: Daily Express (external) Spurs are ...
The second coming of Jose Mourinho will begin in earnest today. By his own standards, Mourinho’s reign as Real Madrid manager was a failure. Barcelona maestro Andres Iniesta could not help passing judgment on Sunday, insisting Mourinho damaged Spanish football. With a £120million transfer budget from Blues owner, Roman Abramovich, Mourinho is already plotting to win trophies. The squad he inherits is argubaly more talented than that of 2004 but there will be changes. Mourinho has texted some players with the simple message: ‘See you soon. Look forward to working with you.’ Yet there indications, that message may not be so welcoming to others. Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi and David Luiz may well be shifting uncomfortably while John Terry is likely to see out his contract until next summer. QUESTION What kind of Mourinho do you think is coming back to Chelsea? Will it be the spiky character who divided opinion in Spain or will it be a softer, matured Mourinho ? (engr. OMO-O ...
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Chelsea Transfer Rumors: Blues Must Keep David Luiz for Long-TermSuccess By Dan Talintyre on May 22, 2013 Chris Brunskill/Getty Images Despite a brilliant season for Chelsea in both attack and defense, David Luiz has been rumored as a possible departure over the upcoming summer transfer window. Luiz , who spent time in both central defense and midfield this year, has been touted by The Daily Mail (h/t ESPN) as a genuine candidate to leave this summer under the potential new reign of Jose Mourinho , who has been constantly linked with the vacant managerial post at Stamford Bridge. According to the Daily Mail , Luiz could be the first casualty of Mourinho 's reign, with the Real Madrid boss not a fan of the 26-year-old's defensive abilities. The Mail reports Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid would consider making a move for Luiz if he becomes available in the summer, with Chelsea looking to make a profit on the £21 million they paid for the Brazil international in 2011. While Luiz responded well t . ...
Chelsea: Top 10 goals of the season David Luiz, Juan Mata & Frank Lampard have all scored sensational goals for the Europa League champions this season Chelsea won the Europa League and finished third in the Premier League, scoring some memorable goals along the way. But which were the best 10? 10. Frank Lampard v Newcastle A mad game at St James' Park, which Chelsea went on to lose in the last moments of the game. With Jonas Gutierrez putting the Magpies in front after there was a shout for Fabricio Coloccini to be sent off following an injury he caused to Demba Ba, it summed up Chelsea's first-half performance. Nevertheless they responded well in the second half and, when needed, the man for any Chelsea occasion popped up again. With Chelsea on the attack that seemed to be resulting in not very much, Lampard collected Ashley Cole's pass and by his standards controlled it poorly on his chest but making up for it by taking it past Yohan Cabaye with a superb touch and lashed a powerful effort into the top ...
Who is Chelsea's Duracell bunny? As Blues near end of tiring 69-game season, look at the stats... After a 69 game slog of a season which has taken Chelsea to Japan, Romania, Russia and plenty of other places, they take on Premier League rivals Manchester City twice in two days - in America. But who is Chelsea's Duracell bunny? Analyzing the statistics to find which players have pulled their weight. The obvious answers would be Juan Mata, Oscar and Fernando Torres - who have all appeared in 64 matches. This trio currently hold the record for appearances in one season. But in terms of minutes played, the player who takes the accolade is Chelsea's man of steel. Or as his team-mates know him, 'The Beast'. It's Serbian centre-back Branislav Ivanovic. It's important to say that Ivanovic is actually only 2nd in terms of minutes played (4992mins) - but the No 1, goalkeeper Petr Cech (5655), mainly spends his time standing still in his penalty area. Following Ivanovic are Juan Mata (4920) and David Luiz (4915), ev ...
Real Madrid and Barcelona are considering a move for Chelsea defender David Luiz. The Brazilian could become an early casualty of incoming boss Jose Mourinho who has concerns about his defensive abilities. DO YOU AGREE? TB
John Terry is not fit to play so Gary Cahill will partner Branislav Ivanovic in central defence. David Luiz plays alongside Frank Lampard in the centre of midfield with Ramires, who like David Luiz is playing against his former club, in a wide right position. It is the Brazilian's 150th Chelsea game. Oscar is on the left and Fernando Torres leads the attack. John Mikel Obi returns from injury to be on the substitutes' bench. For Benfica, Andre Almeida moves from left-back to replace suspended Ma
David Luiz could be our new powerful Lampard, he's not a John Obi Mikel
Chelsea stars Juan Mata, David Luiz, Fernando Torres and John Obi Mikel show off their pinball skills in a new video for official club sponsor Samsung. The S...
David Luiz, Ryan Bertrand, Ramires and John Obi Mikel are just one booking away from reaching the Europa League final.
David Luiz, Ramires, John Mikel Obi and R Bertrand are one booking away from missing the final.
Pinball Wizards: Fernando Torres, David Luiz, John Mikel Obi and Juan Mata shape up to score points on the giant...
"I try to help Oscar every day with his shyness. I tell him he's an amazing player with the talent to make the difference" - David Luiz
Chelsea Player Ratings against West Brom Petr Cech – 7 – While the shot-stopper was rarely called into action, good saves in the first and last 10 minutes of the game made sure that Chelsea kept that all-important clean sheet. Ashley Cole – 6 – Nothing too special from the left-back who started the game being caught in possession a few times too many, but the England international upped his game after the break to combine well with Oscar on the left flank. David Luiz – 7 – An important part of Chelsea’s goal as he headed the ball back across the box from an Oscar cross, and successfully found Demba Ba lying in wait to knock it home. At the back, the defender was not called upon too much,but stayed alert during the Baggies’ late surge to find an equaliser. Branislav Ivanovic – 6 – An average performance from the centre-back who looked keen on going forward so that his side could get bodies further upfield and remain on the attack. Cesar Azpilicueta – 6 – The defender was able to get ...
Today's line up.does that look like two forwards? Hmmm I guess we will see. I disagree with Bertrand...he's weak. Cech; Azpilicueta, Cahill, JT (c), Bertrand; Mikel, Ramires; Moses, Mata, Oscar; Torres Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Cole, David Luiz, Marin, Hazard, Benayoun
Chelsea v Brentford, 12:00 I think everyone was waiting for this game for their fix of cup shock, but with Arsenal making a lot of people look quite silly in losing at home Chelsea may even have their negative thunder stolen if they lose here today. Brentford are a team that took a chance on a manager with little experience or pedigree in the English game, and Uwe Rosler is well-liked and admired for his work at the club, but I can’t back an away win, so I’ll tell you about Lampard being 11/2 as first scorer with Paddy Power instead. David Luiz, Demba Ba, Victor Moses and John Mikel Obi are available for Chelsea with Oriol Romeu (knee) the only long-term absentee. Brentford manager Uwe Rosler has no fresh injury trouble with Farid El-Alagui (knee) and midfielder Kevin O’Connor (ankle) the only players missing.
Chelsea v Brentford - Chelsea have John Obi Mikel, Demba Ba, David Luiz and Victor Moses available. Moses and Mikel are back to club duty after their truimphant exploits in the African Cup of Nations. Demba Ba is available following a broken nose and David Luiz is back after 3 weeks on the sidelines. Match predictions? Chelsea starting XI? Do Brentford have a chance at the Bridge? Please have your say -AO
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John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Demba Ba, David Luiz and John Terry could all return to the starting XI tomorrow.
Rafael Benitez will welcome back four players into his squad for Sunday's game against Brentford at Stamford Bridge, and promises a strong line-up as we pursue a place in the last 16 of the FA Cup. Suspension and ineligibility meant David Luiz and Demba Ba were left behind in London for our Europa League win in Prague on Thursday night, while African champions John Mikel Obi and Victor Moses are available once more after victory with Nigeria on Sunday.
Chelsea are set to make great changes in their squad against Brentford on Sunday after their squad number grew with the return of various casualties. John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, David Luiz, Demba Ba and John Terry are all set to start the game after having missed out due to various reasons while Torres and Frank Lampard are most likely to be rested among others.
Chelsea have been boosted with the return of Nigeria duo, "Victor Moses" and "John Obi Mikel" ahead of the return leg of the English FA cup tie against Brentford City at Stamford Bridge on sunday. While defender David Luiz and Striker Demba Ba also have shrug off their injury knocks ahead of the clash.
Chelsea Is My Life wrote: Next week when Chelsea play Sparta Prague at Stamford Bridge they will have, Victor Moses, John Obi Mikel and David Luiz back for selection (same for Brentford on Sunday)
David Luiz, Demba Ba, John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses are all unavailable
David Luiz: I say good luck to my friends John Mikel Obi & Victor Moses and I hope they win the trophy." -SE26
Ba out as well Benitez is still without Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel after their Nigeria side qualified for Wednesday's semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations. David Luiz is a fitness doubt despite reporting for duty with the Brazil squad to play in Wednesday night's Wembley friendly against England. And with goalkeeper Petr Cech also confirming he broke a finger at Newcastle, it leaves Benitez short of numbers even before a raft of midweek international friendlies across the world in which most of the Chelsea squad will be involved.
Two Chelsea stars, John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses, are currently competing in the African Cup on Nations in South Africa at the moment and face a big quarter final match against their west African neighbours and tournament favourites the Ivory Coast on Sunday. We've not had much opportunity to rotate in central midfield considering Mikel's absence and the injuries to both Oriol Romeu and David Luiz, so I'm sure Rafael Benitez will be watching Sunday's game with interest and hoping to see the Super Eagles crash out. He'd also be keen to regain the services of Moses, who saved the blushes of a nation when he scored a brace of penalties against Ethiopia and avoided going out at the group stage.
Did you knew ? Jamie Carragher and Gianluigi Buffon were born at the same day ... David Luiz and John Obi Mikel were born at same day ... -={DD11}=-
Players currently unavailable: David Luiz, Eden Hazard, Victor Moses, John Obi Mikel, Oriol Romeu. So does FSW play Marin and some youth players or does he re-call Florent Malouda and Yossi Benayoun? Christ this could be a nightmare!
What a coincidence! John Mikel Obi and David Luiz both of Chelsea FC were born on the same day,22nd day of April,1987.
of course, but he doesn't call it that. Nor does he call you David Luiz or John Obi Mikel...
For those who said John Obi Mikel and David Luiz are correct
John Obi Mikel on playing with Luiz in Midfield : "I've always played with Frank Lampard and now I've played with Rami Ramires as well - they're all great players. Now I have to play with David Luiz. It's just a lot. I think, psychologically as well. You think, 'If I'm playing today, who am I going to play with?' - because they're all great players." -HSL.
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Benitez on the midfield vows : "David Luiz in midfield is another option. We had a problem with Oriol Romeu injured and John Mikel Obi will go to the African Cup of Nations so we had to find a solution. David I knew could play there and he is really doing well." -HSL.
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has admitted it is a challenge to get used to playing with different partners in midfield, after David Luiz 's recent transition from defence - TS
Mikel confused: "With Luiz too?" Chelsea defensive midfielder John Obi Mikel said that he's confused with Rafá Benitez's decision to play David Luiz in midfield. "I'm here for a long time now and such thing mind me. I've always played with Lampard, then in pair with Ramires. They are great players, and now I have to play with Luiz too? That's psychologically hard, to think - if I am playing, who will I be paired with? They all are top players." - said Mikel. - Mawuli Chelsea Dzaka
John Obi Mikel is starting to adjust to David Luiz's change from defender to midfielder at Chelsea as he battles to play beside the Brazilian.
David Luiz is a much better CDM than a CB. He's a better player than Mikel in my opinon! -Itch
Trying to present the case that David Luiz is better than John Obi Mikel for the Chelsea midfield this term
Should David Luiz Remain In The Chelsea Midfield David Luiz was deployed in a defensive midfield role against Monterrey in Chelsea's 3-1 win over the Mexican side in the Club World Cup semi final. The Brazilian played with skill, style and even had a flamboyant aura around him. Follow My Writer Profile Here. Benitez deployed the Brazilian in such a position in advance for the Capital One Cup quarter-final against Leeds. Ramires and Jon Obi Mikel are both suspended ? whilst Oriol Romeu is out for the majority of the season with a nasty injury, Benitez needed to know if he had an option with David Luiz. Luiz played 60 minutes of the game before being brought off for Frank Lampard. He received a standing ovation from the Chelsea supporters in what was no doubt one of his finest performances for the London club. Free of responsibilities at the back ? the Brazilian was able to express him in a fashion he's been desperate to do so since his arrival at Stamford Bridge. Within five minutes, Luiz had gone past fel ...
Monterrey v Chelsea (1030 GMT) David Luiz is expected to start as a makeshift midfielder for Chelsea, who have named a strong side to face Monterrey. The defender moves into the middle of the pitch to fill the void left by Oriol Romeu, who is expected to be out for up to six months following knee surgery. Branislav Ivanovic moves into central defence while John Mikel Obi and Oscar return to the starting line-up.
Chelsea crushed Nordsjaelland 6-1 but failed to reach the Champions League last 16 as Juventus beat Shakhtar Rafael Benitez recalled David Luiz and Oriol Romeu as Chelsea looked to avoid Champions League humiliation in tonight's final Group E game against Nordsjaelland. Luiz returned from suspension and Romeu replaced John Obi Mikel for a match the Blues needed to win - as well as hoping Shakhtar Donetsk beat Juventus - to avoid becoming the first holders to crash out of the competition before Christmas. Nordsjaelland recalled Patrick Mtiliga and Kasper Lorentzen as they aimed to deliver the knockout blow to opponents who thrashed them 4-0 before Chelsea's season began to unravel so spectacularly. -emma
Well, well well! Another manager bites the dust at Chelsea. You might be the current FA, and Champions League holders but you've no class, dignity or credibility... They overachieved last year and got lucky with a manager they were basically forced to employ.. And if it wasn't for a generous fixture list he'd have probably been sacked a few months ago... In Ramirez,Oscar, Mata and Hazard they have the best attacking midfield in The premiership, and only Barca,s midfield is better in Europe.. But they have possibly the worst centre back, and defensive midfielder I've seen for a long time.. Take a bow David Luiz, and John Obi Mikel!! Players like you have just lost a decent man his job! Now we will see if they are the real deal or just and overachieving team..
Barry Glendenning said "How Chelsea will line up ... I'm not afraid to make the big calls, so here goes ... Eden Hazard will play alone up front, with Juan Mata behind him and Oscar and Azpilicueta to the Spaniard's right and left. John Obi Mikel and Ramires will play in the centre of midfield, with Ivanovic at right-back, Gary Cahill and David Luiz at centre-back and Ashley Cole at left-back. Petr Cech will probably be in goals. If you disagree with me, please keep your thoughts to yourself - I genuinely don't want to hear them and can't think of a more boring topic for debate."
TEAM NEWS: CHELSEA V LIVERPOOL Posted on: Sun 11 Nov 2012 John Terry returns to the starting line-up and will be partnered by Branislav Ivanovic with Cesar Azpilicueta at right-back. Ryan Bertrand retains his place at left-back in the absence of injured Ashley Cole. Gary Cahill is on the bench and there is no David Luiz. The midfield and attack have a familiar look to them with Fernando Torres lining up against his former club. In comparison with their last league outing, Liverpool recall Jamie Carragher with Martin Skrtel absent. Glen Johnson is fit to return and may play in midfield ahead of Andre Wisdom. Joe Cole is on their bench. Chelsea are expected to line up in the following 4-2-3-1 formation: 1 Petr Cech 28 Cesar Azpilicueta 2 Branislav Ivanovic 26 John Terry (c) 34 Ryan Bertrand 7 Ramires 12 John Mikel Obi 17 Eden Hazard 11 Oscar 10 Juan Mata 9 Fernando Torres Substitutes: 22 Ross Turnbull, 19 Paulo Ferreira, 24 Gary Cahill, 6 Oriol Romeu, 21 Marko Marin, 13 Victor Moses, 23 Daniel Sturridge. Li ...
The common consensus among Chelsea's playing staff was that it was a below-par performance in eastern Europe on Tuesday, and both John Mikel Obi and David Luiz spoke afterwards to support the view...
Lampard and John Obi Mikel were exposed and over-run in the middle of the park, while behind them David Luiz endured
. John Obi Mikel Today's transfer news including David Luiz, Julio Cesar, Javi Martinez, Joao Moutinho, Nuri Sahin and more. Watch the video here: http:// goo.gl/1jPIW Just now via Syocial for GMF · ·
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In Florida, Michael Essien and Yossi Benayoun joined coaches from the Chelsea Foundation for one of the final community coaching sessions of the tour, and helped launch a new partnership with Digicel's Kick Start clinics for young footballers in the Caribbean, Central America and the US. Then it was time for the match in front of 57,748 predominantly Chelsea fans at Miami's Sun Life Stadium. Petr Cech, David Luiz, John Mikel Obi and Eden Hazard all played the full 90 minutes of a game short on goal-scoring opportunities for both sides, but Urby Emanuelson's 68th-minute goal decided the game. However, Roberto Di Matteo is satisfied with how his team's preparations are going as they return to England and John Mikel Obi is confident they will be ready for the start of the season after the last friendly at Brighton on Saturday.
Di Matteo: MIXING IT UP 11-05-2012 The old cliché of taking it one game at a time goes out the window this weekend when a final domestic match with no effect on league position precedes a Champions League final. Roberto Di Matteo still regards beating Blackburn at the Bridge as important to build momentum ahead of the Bayern Munich game, but his selection will take into account what best suits the players likely to be involved in Germany. Squad News David Luiz and Gary Cahill will take no part in the game on Sunday but Di Matteo remains hopeful they will have recovered from hamstring injuries in time to play in Munich. John Mikel Obi, who missed Tuesday's game at Liverpool due to a knee problem, is a doubt for the Blackburn game but will be fit for the Champions League final. Regarding his injured centre-backs, Di Matteo is not concerned about a lack of recent match action should they be fit for the final, although he admitted there was a plan to have David Luiz back playing before that game. 'We are try ...
RDM: 'We will have to see about Cahill and David Luiz and John Mikel Obi who were out today with injuries'
Happy Birthday to John Mikel Obi and David Luiz, i wish u both a lovely celebration and long life and more briliant performance in career.
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Happy Birthday to the Chelsea duo of John Mikel Obi and David Luiz.wishing you guys all the best in life...llnp
Hapi 25th b'day anniversary 2 John Mikel Obi and David Luiz of Chelsea Football Club. Longlife and prosperity. KTFFH!
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