Mikel warning to defences
John Obi Mikel has warned opposing defences that they will have a job on their hands containing Chelsea.
Last Updated: 24/09/10 8:56am
Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has warned opposing defences that they will have a job on their hands containing Carlo Ancelotti's side.
The Blues have been in magnificent form in the opening stages of the campaign, winning all five of their Premier League outings this term.
Chelsea have been prolific in front of goal with the Stamford Bridge outfit scoring 21 goals in league action, averaging just over four goals a game.
Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda have been in particularly impressive form and with the likes of Frank Lampard, Michael Essien and Ashley Cole getting forward, Mikel is in awe of Ancelotti's attacking options.
The Nigeria international insists Chelsea are too hot to handle and that even he would not want to face the wrath of the club's vast arsenal.
"If I was a defender playing against Chelsea, I would be very scared because you don't know where we're going to come from - we have Ashley Cole bombing forward on the left side all the time," said Mikel.
"So it is hard to know what to expect when we have all these players bombing forward all the time.
"If you look at our front three, none of them have a static position, they are all moving around.
"It is the same with the midfield although I tend to stay a little bit more because I cannot afford to leave that position.
"Playing that way helps us a lot while the other team is thinking about whether to follow Nicolas Anelka's runs, Frank Lampard or Michael Essien."