The New Manager at Chelsea, Rafa Benitez, started his reign at Stamford Bridge with a draw in Sunday’s English Premier League clash against Champions, Manchester City.
The Spaniard thus continued in similar fashion like his predecessors, except Avram Grant who started his campaign on a losing note in the Roman Ambrahamovic era.
Sunday’s game was yet another milestone for Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel who had his 100th start for Chelsea.
The Super Eagles midfield maestro is playing under the seventh manger since arriving in England in 2006 after a short stint in Norway.
With Sunday’s stalemate, City have relinquished top spot to Manchester United while Chelsea have are now fourth on the Premier League table
Benitez on Sunday restored Fernando Torres to Chelsea’s starting line-up, and received a hostile reception at Stamford Bridge.
City had the best openings in a tight game, with David Silva heading over and Petr Cech denying Pablo Zabaleta.
Torres toiled as Chelsea struggled to create chances but he still had their best effort when he fired just over.
In other games also played on Sunday,
Super Eagles forward, Shola Ameobi, was not kitted when Newcastle fell 2-0 to hosts Southampton on Sunday.
Shola Ameobi made his debut for Nigeria on November 14 in an international friendly against Venezuela, played in Miami USA.
Shola’s younger brother, Sammy, was however introduced in the 46th minute.
Southampton climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone as they convincingly beat Newcastle.
Gaston Ramirez squared the ball across for Adam Lallana to slot in the home side’s opener.
Southampton extended their lead in a lovely style as Lallana’s back-heel released Puncheon and his cross was only parried by Krul, which allowed Ramirez to force in a close range shot.
In other venues Spurs got a 3-1 win over West Ham while Liverpool settled for a goalless draw with Swansea.
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