Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has hailed Super Eagles’ captain, Mikel Obi’s work rate despite failing to feature him in all the matches the Blues has played this season.
The former Italy coach gave Mikel commendation of some sort in his pre-match briefing ahead of Everton’s visit on Saturday.
He said, “It’s normal in every squad there are players that arrive at the end of their contract and then together with the club take a decision.
“For me the most important thing is that Mikel is working very well now, because in the past he had some injuries. Now he is working very hard and I’m pleased with his work-rate.”