John obi Mikel may end career at Chelsea

Nigeria midfielder John obi Mikel has admitted that he could end up leaving Chelsea after nearly a decade at the club.

After coming to the club as a teenager, Mikel has gone on to become a trusted name at Stamford Bridge even through several managers. However, his importance the club has been fading in recent years. The 28-year-old made only 26 appearances in all competitions last season. The statistic does not seem to improve in the 2015-16 campaign. In the first half of the season, he rarely featured for the first-team under José Mourinho.

CARRAGHER BACKS BENITEZ

In the last decade or so, Rafael Benitez has been at the clubs which are the title challengers in their League, but, suddenly, he finds himself in the demotion battle with Newcastle United and that’s slightly tricky for him.

It can’t be said that the 55-year old is not used to it. He would have seen such situations a lot in his early years as manager when he was managing small clubs in Spanish Football, but, he has not worked with the same mindset in the recent times.

Benitez receives Carragher backing

Jamie Carragher believes the Rafa Benitez is the perfect man to lead Newcastle into a new era, after his appointment was confirmed last week following the dismissal of Steve McClaren from St James’ Park.

The former Liverpool defender feels that the Spaniard can even deliver trophies at the North East club, should they avoid the drop this season.

Jamie Carragher was extremely pleased with the way Leicester played

Jamie Carragher was extremely pleased with the way Leicester played in the recent 2-1 loss against Arsenal.

This was a huge setback for the table leaders, but they remain in charge of the Premier League with a two-point advantage over Tottenham. Leicester were least expected to be in this position, but they have been seen as real title contenders in recent weeks. The position has especially improved after they beat Manchester City 3-1 at the Etihad stadium, which is a formidable fortress for Manuel Pellegrini’s team. However, they were unable to achieve another away victory over one of their title rivals after losing to Arsenal.

Carragher backs Adebayor

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that Crystal Palace should consider signing the duo of Emmanuel Adebayor and Nicklas Bendtner in this January transfer window in order to improve their chances of finishing in the top 10.

Since they had no wins in the last five games, Crystal Palace have just slipped out of the top 10.

Roman Abramovich have no other option but to sack manager José Mourinho

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich have no other option but to sack manager José Mourinho after their latest defeat in the Premier League, which left them just one point above the relegation zone, according to Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.

The future of Mourinho has been under speculation for the past few weeks even though the club gave him a vote of confidence for the first time. Chelsea have never treated their managers in such a manner. They have provided Mourinho with the best possible time to turn things around, but Chelsea’s form has never been so bad in the club’s recent history.

SKRTEL RULED OUT

Martin Skrtel has been ruled out for the next six weeks due to a hamstring injury that he suffered in the 3-0 loss against Watford. Apart from the heavy thrashing received at the hands of the newly promoted team, Liverpool will also have to deal with the absence of the defender.

Martin Skrtel

Skrtel has been one of the ever present players in the Liverpool team over the last five years. The Slovakian defender has been rocksolid at the back while also scoring goals in the 2014-15 season. Liverpool have confirmed through a scan that the player has suffered a tear to his tendon and hamstring.

Liverpool failed to open their Europa league group stage account

Liverpool failed to open their Europa league group stage account with a victory after they could only manage a 1-1 draw against Bordeaux, but manager Brendan Rodgers was a pleased man since he had opted for a young starting line-up against the French team.

Liverpool’s starting line-up had an average age of just 21.7 years. They managed to take the lead through Adam Lallana before being taken aback by an equaliser from Jussie. Europa league is not seen as an important competition up until now, but winners of this trophy now get direct qualification to the Champions League.

Jamie Carragher has claimed that he questioned the quality of Sergio Romero

Jamie Carragher has claimed that he questioned the quality of Sergio Romero when he was announced as the new number one for Manchester United.

Rafa Benitez became a surprise replacement for Carlo Ancelotti

Rafa Benitez became a surprise replacement for Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, but one of his former players – Jamie Carragher – thinks that the Spaniard will be a success at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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