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I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by shopisky(m): 8:12pm On Jan 05, 2014
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FINAL WHISTLE VERDICT: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
Posted on: Sun 05 Jan 2014

Jose Mourinho was left to reflect on a job well done after this afternoon's 2-0 victory at Derby in the FA Cup.

Like at Southampton on Wednesday, the first half was entertaining and end to end, if shorn of goals, and like at Southampton it needed a second-half header to open the scoring.

After Michael Essien was replaced John Mikel Obi took the captain's armband, and, on his 300th appearance in a Chelsea shirt, capped his day with a goal, thumping home Willian's free-kick with a bullet header.

Oscar added a second soon after, swerving the ball past Derby's keeper Lee Grant with a fine strike, and the remaining minutes were played out in relative comfort as we eventually eased into the fourth round, where a home tie with Stoke City awaits.

Jose Mourinho said he was delighted with his side's attitude against a side going well in the Championship…

'The game was difficult,' said Mourinho. 'In the first half we played quite well, we were not far from scoring but it was still 0-0 at half-time and that is a big risk, because after that if the opponent scores you are in trouble.

'They got the message that in the second half we needed an extra intensity. I decided to change Essien for Eden Hazard to bring an extra attacking player on to make it more difficult for them.

'The team played seriously, we won, job done.'

It was a landmark day for John Mikel Obi, in many respects…
'I never recognise his ability to score goals!' the Portuguese laughed.

'I recognise his ability to play as an anchorman, to play that position in a very comfortable way, with no mistakes. He reads the game well, plays in an intelligent and safe way, but I never recognise his goalscoring appetite.

'There was a smile on my face [when he scored]. For some reason Essien gave him the armband, normally it should go to Ashley Cole, so maybe it made him believe he was a goalscorer!


'It was important for us, we were dominating and dominating, creating and creating but the goal was not arriving. It was like the winning goal.'


http://www.chelseafc.com/news-article/article/3605362/title/final-whistle-verdict-mission-accomplished

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by Bantino: 8:13pm On Jan 05, 2014
Sharap there Mourinho, you killed our boy by assigning him a defending midfield role instead of the attacking midfield role that made him second best behind Messi

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by Nobody: 8:18pm On Jan 05, 2014
Sign of greater things... grin grin I predict 20 goals for Mikel this season.. 2 down, 18 to go

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by CaptJHMiller: 8:22pm On Jan 05, 2014
Did you just use mikel n Messi in the same statement?? Better start apologising o! That is an abimination!

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by Swiftboy(m): 8:29pm On Jan 05, 2014
Capt. JH Miller:
Did you just use mikel n Messi in the same statement?? Better start apologising o! That is an abimination!
where were you when they both played the world youth championship in Holland back in 2005/06?

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by CaptJHMiller: 8:42pm On Jan 05, 2014
^^
This is 2014

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by Eragablessen(m): 8:45pm On Jan 05, 2014
Ohhhh...! Mikel my guy. yu b ''nnwanem'' gud job, i appreci8 yur effort. but den i stil de duff 4 Arsenal ooo.

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by luvablesam(m): 8:49pm On Jan 05, 2014
See him saying he didn't realize Mikel had eyes for goals. As if he wasn't the one that almost killed Mikel's talents in relation to attacking football...mtcheew....

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by xp17(m): 8:57pm On Jan 05, 2014
from op's post, u said essien made a mistake for giving d captain band to mikel.
mikel is been in d team longer than Ashley Cole, although that is not a yardstick of being a captain.

my question is, where is the mistake.



note: mikel scored b4 messi this year.






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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by CaptJHMiller: 9:18pm On Jan 05, 2014
^^
U can't be serious with that disclaimer

How many goals has mikel scored in in his club career?

Well messi has scored more in just a single game, and in the champions league against Bayer Leverkusen..

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by Bsmartt(m): 9:42pm On Jan 05, 2014
Congratulations to the next African player of the year! #mychoice

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by skyscraperTM(m): 9:43pm On Jan 05, 2014
Mikel, for Africa footballer of the year.

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by obeenah40(m): 9:44pm On Jan 05, 2014
tongue
Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by jmoore(m): 9:45pm On Jan 05, 2014
Clown.


He wore the captain's armband to mark his 300th appearance for Chelsea

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by Nobody: 9:47pm On Jan 05, 2014
After destroying his career angry

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by ginezz: 9:49pm On Jan 05, 2014
grin grin grin

Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by folymania(f): 9:50pm On Jan 05, 2014
Well, now u know.

After changing and spoiling his game in 2005.
Nonsense

Mtchwwwwwwww!!!
Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by manmustwac(m): 9:50pm On Jan 05, 2014
thats an insult to mikel
Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by mascot87(m): 9:50pm On Jan 05, 2014
Picture or he didn't say that angry

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by Pablojerry(m): 9:50pm On Jan 05, 2014
mikel even wearing the armband on his 300th game for Chelsea is a huge achievement...talkless of...congrats to the african footballer of the year in waiting

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by PRINCEHPXP(m): 9:50pm On Jan 05, 2014
More goals to come frm mikel...he just hav to develope d apetite for goals..

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by natine90: 9:50pm On Jan 05, 2014
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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by PRINCEHPXP(m): 9:51pm On Jan 05, 2014
hahaha.... mikel is just a gud midfielder i suggest he should leave chelsea to anoda club he will be score sum goals..
Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by SoloAtna(m): 9:51pm On Jan 05, 2014
Sign of Good things to come this year 2014
*LAST BULLET*
Brazil here we come

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by Buddydogg(m): 9:52pm On Jan 05, 2014
Swiftboy: where were you when they both played the world youth championship in Holland back in 2005/06?
where were you when messi won the ballon'or and scores 91 goals in the calander year, ma brother watch weitn u talk o.

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by Adikam(m): 9:52pm On Jan 05, 2014
Bantino: Sharap there Mourinho, you killed our boy by assigning him a defending midfield role instead of the attacking midfield role that made him second best behind Messi
Mr mugu dont compare mikel & messi

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by mrsolutionm(m): 9:53pm On Jan 05, 2014
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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by youngice(m): 9:53pm On Jan 05, 2014
mou is cow.Mikel that played on the same squad as messi and Renaldo how is he not a goal inn match.
Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by DonaldGenes(m): 9:53pm On Jan 05, 2014
I wish i can comment but i ain't no fan of chelsea poo FC,neither Arsenalfc..
Reppinq Man Utd all the way

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by uzeba(m): 9:53pm On Jan 05, 2014
Promhize: After destroying his career angry
if u want mikel to win the africa footballer of the year like this comment!!

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by victorazy(m): 9:54pm On Jan 05, 2014
Mikel for African best click yes if u like it

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Re: I Never Knew Mikel Could Score Goals - Mourinho by sammyyoung2(m): 9:56pm On Jan 05, 2014
grin

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