Mikel foresees bright Chelsea future

Chelsea's starting XI, (L-R back row) Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel, Brazilian midfielder Kenedy, English defender Gary Cahill, Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa, Serbian defender Branislav Ivanovic, (L-R bottom row) Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta, Spanish midfielder Pedro, Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas, Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard and Brazilian midfielder Willian line up for the official photograph before kick off of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Stamford Bridge in London on March 9, 2016. / AFP / GLYN KIRK

Chelsea club will only get better according to Mikel / AFP / GLYN KIRK

Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel is predicting a bright future for Chelsea after watching the club’s youngsters dazzle for the England U-21 team in their last outing.

Busy final day of matches in the first international break of the new season saw several Chelsea players put in stellar performances as Mikel also led the Super Eagles to a slim win over Tanzania

Mikel was thrilled with the  trio of Nathaniel Chalobah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Lewis Baker, all three of whom started and all three of whom scored as England U21 dismantled Norway.

The other three goals were scored by Marcus Rashford, making his debut at U21 level after already making his debut at senior level.

Mikel who has spent over a decade at Chelsea is confident the new breed of players in the ranks of the Blues will sustain the legacy of the London club.