Former Chelsea star Jon Obi Mikel feels that the club lacks leaders at present. The Nigerian captain is of the opinion that the club currently does not have the kind of characters that made Chelsea immensely successful in the past. Mikel feels that while there are brilliant players in the current Chelsea squad, there is a scarcity of the players who take the initiative to become leaders.
The Middlesbrough midfielder said, “When I watch them now, they’re fantastic players but I don’t see leaders. During our time I could scream at Didier Drogba or Lampard. I was 24 or 25 years old but I could voice my opinion and it would be heard. Now when I watch them, there’s no one talking to each other, taking responsibility of being the leader. You need that edge and right now that’s what they’re lacking.”
Jon Obi Mikel made 372 appearances for Chelsea at a time when the club had Frank Lampard, John Terry, Didier Drogba, Ashley Cole and Petr Cech, all of whom were pretty good leaders. Hence, when someone like Mikel makes leaderships claims, he’ll surely make a valid point.
Chelsea play their final game of the season 10 days later at Baku and will hope to end this season by winning the Europa League.