Super Eagles midfielder Mikel Obi was the center of praise on twitter as fans engaged the social media to celebrate the player following Chelsea’s comprehensive 3-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Mikel who was starting his second consecutive match under caretaker manager Guus Hiddink had a solid performance putting in an impressive 96% pass accuracy, had two shots blocked and made an interception after winning three tackles impressively.
366football.com selects some of the best ‘Mikel Mania’ tweets…
@robbro7: Why is there no statue of John Obi Mikel outside Stamford Bridge? What is being done to rectify this obvious error?
@DiegoKingCosta: Can’t wait for a Messi interview in 10 years time where he recalls Obi Mikel as the best player he has ever played against
@JoeTweedie: Sergio Busquets currently at home studying Obi Mikel’s every touch having borrowed Gary Neville from Valencia to walk him through it all.
@WarAndSetPiece: And on the 7th day, Mikel sat back and screened the defence to allow God to push forward and create more expressively.
@Michaeloreva: John Mikel Obi. The great survivor. Every season we mock him and question his relevance. Every season he becomes more useful. #CFC
@ChelseaRumours: Don Obi Mikel
Courtesy of the win, Chelsea moved to 14th on the premier league log with 23 points after 20 matches.