Chelsea news

Mikel wants Champions League football

April 9, 2013
By Kevin Palmer
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is frustrated to be playing Europa League football on Thursday nights and hopes the club secure a return to the Champions League.

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The Champions League holders were thrown into the Europa League after their defence of the European title they claimed in dramatic fashion against Bayern Munich came to an unceremonious end last December.

While Blues boss Rafael Benitez has persistently ...

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