Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel did not have the best of days on the pitch as Chelsea slumped to a disappointing 3-2 loss to Sunderland over the weekend.
Mikel is full of regrets over the game he posited he and his teammates should have killed off before their host mounted a fightback and then won the game.
Though the Blues were leading 2-1 going into half time, the dethroned champions bungled the game and ended leaving the Stadium of Light with no points.
It was Fabio Borini who first restored parity in the 67th minute for the Black Cats before Jermain Defoe netted the match winner three minutes later to give the Black Cats hope in their fight for survival.
“We started the game well and for the first 30 to 35 minutes we had control and we were playing well,” said Mikel to chelseafc.com.
“We were creating chances, moving the ball quickly and players wanted to get involved.
“In the second half we came out and we wanted to carry on where left off but we didn’t kill the game when we had the chances to do it.”
Even in the event that Liverpool win the Europa League, it is confirmed that Chelsea have lost the chance to qualify for the competition next season, with 11 points separating them from West Ham United who are seventh on the table.
Mikel’s outing over the weekend means he has started 18 times in the topflight this season for the Blues and he has been cautioned six times.