–Eagles star gets Pat Nevin’s praise
Chelsea Legend Pat Nevin has praised John Mikel Obi for his wonderful assist to Diego Costa in the blues 6-3 victory against Everton at the weekend.
Reacting on the clubs website, Nevin who featured for Chelsea in the 80s, said Mikel’s assist eclipsed the goal scored by Costa.
“The outrageous back-heel step-over flick by Mikel to set up our sixth goal of the game for Diego Costa.
“With not a hint of exaggeration or embarrassment I hold that if Neymar had played that ball, you would never have heard the end of it from the international football press.
“It was magnificent piece of skill and vision, eclipsing the goal that it set up, even if Diego Costa’s dummy and drag back was brilliant as well.
Mikel who came on as a second half substitute, pounced on a careless back pass, raised towards Everton goal before back-heeling the ball to Costa who rounded a defender and shot past Tim Howard.