Mikel John Obi

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Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel during the defeat to Argentina. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

Mikel John Obi was told that his father had been kidnapped and would be killed if he reported anything – just hours before he led Nigeria into their f(...)

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi during his team’s win over Nigeria. Photograph: Getty Images

Lionel Messi said that he had never suffered as much as he did in St Petersburg but insisted that he never feared Argentina being knocked out of the W(...)

Nemanja Matic signs for Manchester United at Aon Training Complex in Manchester. Photograph: Man Utd via Getty Images

Six months into his first season back at Chelsea, Jose Mourinho had identified three key areas in which his team were deficient. Hindsight suggests(...)

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku during training at University of California Los Angeles. Photo: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Here’s a semi-interesting football stat, at a time when semi-interesting football stats are in short supply. If Manchester United were to win an unlik(...)

Antonio Conte: “We are building to try and create a good foundation to support [us] not only for the next season, but for many years.” Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Antonio Conte has offered context to Chelsea’s imminent title success by claiming that their nearest challengers, Tottenham Hotspur, are “more advanc(...)

Alexis Sánchez: wants pay rise to £250,000 a week. Photograph:  Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Chelsea have made Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez their main summer transfer target, with manager Antonio Conte having talked to the club’s hierarchy about (...)

Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez has emerged as Chelsea manager Antionio Conte’s main summer target. Photograph: Martin Acosta/Reuters

Chelsea have made Arsenal’s Alexis Sánchez their main summer transfer target, with Antonio Conte having discussed with the club’s hierarchy the possib(...)

Tottenham and Chelsea players clash during their Premier League tie at Stamford Bridge. Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Mousa Dembélé could face a lengthy ban after being charged with violent conduct for appearing to eye gouge Diego Costa during the heated 2-2 draw betw(...)

Chelsea players celebrate a goal during the  5-1 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup. Photograph: EPA

The atmosphere in Chelsea’s dressing room has changed since Jose Mourinho was dismissed in December, according to Mikel John Obi, who says he would li(...)

PSG’s record signing Edison Cavani came off the bench to score the winner against Chelsea. Photograph: Afp

Guus Hiddink admitted he was left “envious” of the options available to the Paris Saint-Germain manager, Laurent Blanc, as Chelsea suffered the first (...)

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