Mikel helps Chelsea into Capital One Cup quarter final

The Nigerian midfielder helped the Blues emphatically beat Arsenal on Tuesday in the League Cup at the Emirates Stadium

Nigeria midfielder Mikel Obi played all 90 minutes on Tuesday for Chelsea as they beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium in the English League Cup.

Chelsea made 10 changes to the team that beat Manchester City on Sunday but were still too strong for the Gunners on their home patch. Goals from Cesar Azpilicueta and Juan Mata condemned Arsenal to a second home defeat in one week.

It also made it nine unbeaten matches for Jose Mourinho as Chelsea manager against Arsenal.

Mikel made 90% pass accuracy from 70 touches on the ball. He also won just 25% of all his aerial duels while completing one dribble and one successful tackle. He was shown a yellow card in the 29th minute for a blatant foul on Jack Wilshere

It was the Nigerian’s ninth game for the Blues in all competitions and he has a goal to his name in the Premier League.