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Fulham Broadway

Mikel John Obi

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13 minutes ago, Stats said:

I hope this performance makes his critics realise how useful of a squad player he is. He does his job. He is not going to play consistently world class but for a player who knows he is a back up role and comes in and performs like that, we should appreciate that. He proves that he can do a role in Matic absence and hopefully that performance assures people he will be fine in place of Matic for PSG. Great game and great valuable player. Why people think we should ship him. I never know. Anyway, today he showed the quality he has. Simply brilliant.

I'll need more before 'converting'.

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36 minutes ago, Stats said:

I hope this performance makes his critics realise how useful of a squad player he is. He does his job. He is not going to play consistently world class but for a player who knows he is a back up role and comes in and performs like that, we should appreciate that. He proves that he can do a role in Matic absence and hopefully that performance assures people he will be fine in place of Matic for PSG. Great game and great valuable player. Why people think we should ship him. I never know. Anyway, today he showed the quality he has. Simply brilliant.

Fair play to Mikel today. He was very very very good. It was arguably one of the best performances by any midfielders in the league this season - controlled the game, didn't give Palace an inch and provided a platform for us to launch our attacks. The thing with Mikel is he needs to be more consistent (it will probably come with more game time, I guess). We shouldn't forget that he sometimes can produce brainfart games - e.g looking slow and pedestrian on the ball, looking lost on the ball, losing out in challenges etc.

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Mikel normally holds on to the ball for too long (similar to how Matic' been lately) but today he was class, great composure on the ball and quick 1 touch passing, brilliant. 

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Hiddink on Mikel's performance...

http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2016/01/final-whistle-verdict-post-palace.html?extcmp=SOCIA_TW_ENG_NEWS_POSTMATCH

'He played very well as he also did in the previous games. He’s the ideal player in my option to bring balance to the team.

‘If the team is not willing to defend well or have the right balance then you concede a lot of goals. I thought John Obi can be one of the key figures in getting the balance back. On top of that the talented players can then explore their qualities.

‘He can recover the radar. He knows the game very well. He knows where the strength of the opponent is and he knows exactly how to cope with that. He has a very good eye, a very good nose, and a very good sense of where to recover.

'He doesn’t do it in a very brutal way – he’s very, very elegant. What I like to see very much is not just a quality player but a player who can defend so smoothly. It’s beautiful to see. He doesn’t lose many balls, he’s good in short passing. I don’t expect and I don’t ask him to make the decisive final pass. He can but no, we let the other players do that.’

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More lifes than cats.

Wasn't Mikel sold several times to Turkey already and most recently, in July, was in Istanbul even negotiating his contract there ?

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9 hours ago, Stats said:

I hope this performance makes his critics realise how useful of a squad player he is. He does his job. He is not going to play consistently world class but for a player who knows he is a back up role and comes in and performs like that, we should appreciate that. He proves that he can do a role in Matic absence and hopefully that performance assures people he will be fine in place of Matic for PSG. Great game and great valuable player. Why people think we should ship him. I never know. Anyway, today he showed the quality he has. Simply brilliant.

Well kinda of the same like Ramires. 

Not world class but great squad players to have. I always said that about Ramires, and why I never bother in keeping him. 

Mikel is just an enigma, he did good today but there is no consistency. 

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11 hours ago, Fernando said:

Well kinda of the same like Ramires. 

Not world class but great squad players to have. I always said that about Ramires, and why I never bother in keeping him. 

Mikel is just an enigma, he did good today but there is no consistency. 

he needs a run in the team to get the consistency, even if he has an average match one day.

Hiddink, is the only manager who in the past has given him a serious run of matches rather than the 'in for 1 or 2', out for '3 or 4' with sometimes an appearance from the bench others seemed to do with him.

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On 4.1.2016 at 2:14 PM, Rhino's Skin said:

he needs a run in the team to get the consistency, even if he has an average match one day.

Hiddink, is the only manager who in the past has given him a serious run of matches rather than the 'in for 1 or 2', out for '3 or 4' with sometimes an appearance from the bench others seemed to do with him.

Ancelotti as well, tbf (I know his hand was forced with Essien's injury problems but still). That Ballack - Mikel - Lampard midfield was pretty effective.

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