Needless to say, Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel isn’t best known for his goals.
In fact, the Nigerian international had previously netted just four goals in nine years at Stamford Bridge – and two of them came during his first season!
Yet, the sheer presence of Jose Mourinho in the dugout appears to have aided the defensive midfielder in discovering his scoring touch. He bagged two goals last term under the Special One and has added to that tonight with this erm… effort against Sporting Lisbon:
To some, a simple tap in. But to those who understand the enigma that is John Obi Mikel, world-class movement followed by a world-class finish. His strike-rate for the west Londoners now stands at an impressive 0.01582278481 goals per appearance!
Here’s what Twitter had to say:
First attempt on goal for Mikel and he scores. #goalmachine
— Nour Agha (@NourAgha) December 10, 2014
I LEAVE THE ROOM FOR 5 MINS AND MIKEL SCORES
— Chukwuma Morah (@ChuBoi) December 10, 2014
He scores when he wants He scores when he wants JOHN OBI MIKEL He scores when he wants
— Adam (@Thibauted) December 10, 2014
You know that life as a Chelsea fan is good when even Mikel scores
— The Cesc Assist (@Reed_Xcv) December 10, 2014
John Obi Mikel has scored for Chelsea pic.twitter.com/dmTGLLgkmL
— Troll Football (@Troll__Football) December 10, 2014