21st February, 2013
Super Eagles’ midfield star, Mikel Obi, will return to action for Chelsea tonight after he helped Nigeria win the recent AFCON in South Africa.
Mikel, who was a regular at Chelsea before he left to represent Nigeria at the 2013 Nations Cup, is yet to feature for ‘The Blues’ since he returned, while compatriot Victor Moses, who was also in South Africa, has seen action with the London club.
Chelsea will rest Frank Lampard in today’s Europa League game at Stamford Bridge against Czech side Sparta Prague and Mikel has been listed for this game.
The former Lyn Oslo of Norway player told MTNFootball.com he is ready to make his return.
“I am good and looking forward to return to action for my club. I was away for some weeks to represent Nigeria, I am back now and Chelsea are on my mind now,” Mikel informed MTNFootball.com
“I am looking forward to playing on Thursday in the Europa League; that will be my first match in the competition.”
Chelsea won the first leg 1-0 in Prague courtesy of an Oscar goal.