Capital One Cup: Mikel confident of final ticket


Super Eagles and Chelsea of England midfielder, John Obi Mikel, is highly positive the Blues will secure a final ticket for the Capital one Cup having recorded a fair 1-1 result in their first leg semi-final game against Liverpool on Tuesday night.

Mikel who played for 90 minutes at Anfield, and was yellow carded in the 74th minute of the thrilling encounter, said he felt a little bit let down that the Blues did not even win away from home.

The Blues had gone ahead through Eden Hazard’s penalty, but Raheem Sterling struck after the break to level the tie ahead of next week’s second leg.

While Mikel was unhappy that his side could not take a lead back to Stamford Bridge, he believes that they hold the upper hand given their away goal.

“We were disappointed to concede the goal but we need to make sure we finish it back home,” he told BBC Sport.
“We didn’t lose and we scored. The away goals count, so we’re still in a good place.”

Before the second leg of their clash against Liverpool next Tuesday, Chelsea will face Bradford City in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Aside closing in on a final ticket in the Capital One Cup, the Blues are currently top on the EPL table where they enjoy a five-point advantage and are also competing for honours as well in the Champions League where they are already in the knock out stage.

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