–Eagles star doubtful for Maribor
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has rued the knee injury that kept Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi out of last Saturday’s 2-1 win against QPR in an English Premier League game at Stamford Bridge.
The 27 year old player whose six EPL appearances this season for the Blues has been as a substitute last played for the league leaders in their 2-1 win over Shrewsbury to secure a place in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.
“Mikel is in a difficult circumstances. He gave everything in that game (vs Shrewsbury) and he had a problem with his knee.” Mourinho revealed.
‘Not having him (Mikel) is not good for us, he is always an option, but the fact we recovered Ramires is a compensation for that loss, so the situation is a bit better,’said Mourinho before Saturday’s game.
The Nigerian is also doubtful for tomorrow’s UEFA Champions League game away at Maribor.
Mikel has however been listed by coach Stephen Keshi in his 25 man squad for the must-win 2015 Cup of Nations qualifying matches against the Red Devils of Congo and Bafana Bafana of South Africa.
He has played 65 times for Nigeria and has scored four goals.