10 Tweets that prove Chelsea fans secretly love former Man United ace

A surprise name has been on the lips of Chelsea fans this afternoon as they lead an impressive Crystal Palace away at Selhurst Park in today’s early game.

Despite the illustrious names of attacking talent on show such as; Diego Costa, Oscar, Willian, Pedro and Cesc Fabregas, a shock figure has emerged as today’s lynchpin.

Nigerian holding midfielder John Obi Mikel has been singled out for his solid performance in the engine room by fans on social media.

The 28-year old has been selected over Nemanja Matic next to the aforementioned Fabregas in the middle of the park and has proved solid in the role so far.

Despite being a Blues player for over a decade, the Nigeria international has often been utilised as a squad option under a number of different managers.

However, fans all over the world have been waxing poetic over his efforts in today’s London derby.

The former Lyn youngster has come in for some VERY high praise.