By Johnny Edward:
Nigeria midfielder John Mikel Obi has been left out of Chelsea’s Champions League squad to face Maribor at their Ljudski vrt Stadium on tonight (Wednesday) due to injury.
Mikel missed the QPR game with a small knee problem and didn’t train with the squad Tuesday morning before they departed for Ljubljana.
It remains to be seen if he will be fully fit to feature for the Super Eagles in next weekend’s must-win 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matche against the Red Devils of Congo.
The 27 year old player has made nine appearances in all competition for Chelsea who sits four points clear at the top of the EPL log.
Mikel’s last appearance was in Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Shrewsbury to secure a place in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.