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Shearer Blames Mikel For Chelsea’s Loss At Newcastle

Shearer Blames Mikel For Chelsea’s Loss At Newcastle

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has blamed Nigeria international Mikel Obi for Chelsea’s 2-1 loss at Newcastle on Saturday to end their unbeaten run.

Shearer said Mikel did not do well enough in the midfield emphasising that Jose Mourinho side missed suspended Nemanja Matic.

“Chelsea didn’t play that well,” Shearer told BBC Sport.

“There is no doubt they missed Nemanja Matic. He has started every game for them this season but John Mikel Obi was in there against Newcastle and didn’t do as well.

“In the build-up to Newcastle’s second goal, Mikel dives in, Eden Hazard dives in. There is no one sitting in front of the back four.

“That said it was a really committed Newcastle performance. They were really well organised and every player knew what job they had to do. It was a thoroughly deserved win.”

The Serbia international who has scored a goal and two assists in 14 EPL games was suspended for the trip to ‘The Magpies’ after he picked up his fifth booking of the season in a 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

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COMMENTS

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  • saintdav 4 years ago

    I don’t agree with Mr. Shearer on this, to my suprise Mikel was offensive for the very 1st time, he was cordinated, he spread the ball well, he was all over the pitch, Cahill is to be blame for the 1st Goal, still and still Blues on top, Chelsea for life

  • sam kay 4 years ago

    Mikel should have helped Chelsea defeat Newcastle but because he is not a confident player, he could not. Tell me why Mikel should have the ball in central position and the whole middle is open, instead of pushing forward before making killer passes, he would choose to pass the ball to his right or left, when those players he is passing to have opponents in front of them.
    I beg mikel na Chelsea nemesis jooo.

  • igbe jur 4 years ago

    Mr shearer, how can u blames mikel for chelsea loss, u don knw what u re talking, he was de best player on that day, let him check de data of de match and see if he is to be blames