Cech gets the nod but who else is in Mikel’s all time Premier League 5 a side team
Mikel Obi called time on his Chelsea career in January when he signed a 3-year contract with Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA.
The Super Eagles captain won every major title in his time with the West London club including the Champions League in 2012 and two Premier League titles. Predictably his team is filled with Chelsea players.
In goal he went for Petr Cech, the Arsenal stopper is a reliable shot stopper and is unarguably one of the best keepers in the League till now.
Ahead of Cech is John Terry in defence, again the Chelsea skipper would easily make any Premier League all time side so no surprises.
Further forward he has Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba but it’s his final choice that might shock a few. To partner Lampard in midfield Mikel chose a Michael. Not himself though but rather Ghanaian Micheal Essien. Given that he played second fiddle to Essien for much of his time at Chelsea it’s an interesting pick but apparently the Ghanaian “never gets tired, never gets pushed over”.
Overall Mikel’s side has a lot of power and goals as well with Lampard being the all time highest scoring midfielder in the Premier League, Terry the all time highest scoring defender while Drogba ia the only African with a 100 goals to his name. Although one wonders where the creativity would come from, but one thing’s for sure no one is out muscling this bunch.
Mikel’s all time PL 5 a side