According to the tabloids, John Obi Mikel could well become the first victim of the Jose Mourinho regime, as he tailors the Chelsea squad to push the club a step closer to the Premier League title.

The Nigerian international is well-liked at Stamford Bridge, but is becoming surplus to requirements as the Blues can claim a wealth of central midfielders, while he’s also drawn criticism for his sometimes passive role in the middle of the park.

But he certainly wont be the only Chelsea star to be pushed out of the exit door this summer, as Mourinho attempts to make room for new recruits.

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