Chelsea punishing Mikel, says Nigeria coach….

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Chelsea are punishing midfielder John Mikel Obi for representing Nigeria at the Rio Olympics, says the country’s coach Gernot Rohr. Mikel, 29, captained his country to bronze in Brazil this summer but has not played for the Blues this season. He will play in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria. Rohr said: “There is a reason why Mikel is not playing for Chelsea right now and that reason is because he played for Nigeria at the Olympics.” When asked about Mikel last week, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said: “Mikel is working very well now. In the past he’s sometimes had some injuries. But now he’s working very hard, and I’m pleased with his work-rate.”

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