Mikel Upbeat Ahead Chelsea/Man City Cracker

All roads lead to the Stamford Bridge today while millions of English Premier League fans will be glued to their television set as leading title contenders Chelsea take on defending champions Manchester City.

And Super Eagles midfielder, John Mikel Obi is hoping for the opportunity to play a part in the much talked-about game which many has dubbed as the potential title decider. Though the Nigerian international has found regular starting shirt difficult to come by of recent in the Blues line-up, the midfielder however, remains optimistic with his chances in the coach Jose Mourinho-led side.

Chelsea are currently leading the table with 52 points – five points ahead of champions Man City who are second on the log with 47 points. This tie promises lots of fireworks as both sides will be desperate for victory for divers reasons.

Victory for hosts Chelsea would see them open an 8-point lead at the top – a gap which could prove unassailable by their rivals and which the Blues might well exploit to win the league. Man City on the other hand will be going all out for an outright victory knowing that is the only way to keep the pressure on their rivals and also keep their own title hopes alive.

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