Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace in impressive fashion on Sunday.
Chelsea got back to winning ways as they overcame Crystal Palace 3-0 at Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon.
This was not the Chelsea side that faltered so alarmingly under former manager Jose Mourinho for the opening months of the campaign, but a reinvigorated squad clearly enjoying their football again and playing for interim manager Guus Hiddink.
Chelsea’s goals came from Oscar, Willian and Diego Costa, but there were impressive performances all over the field and Nigerian midfielder John Obi Mikel was another who really shone.
The 28-year-old was making only his ninth league appearance this season but he was absolutely brilliant throughout and at this rate it will be practically impossible for Hiddink to drop Mikel for the upcoming fixtures against West Bromwich Albion, Everton and Arsenal.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Chelsea fans thought of Mikel’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
The hype around Mikel today is unreal I thought he was quite poor against Utd but today was brilliant— Bernardo (@J2bk_Chelsea) January 3, 2016
Mikel was brilliant today .. Never thought I would say that ..— Brad (@goodysmash) January 3, 2016
Mikel-Fàbregas is a brilliant combination. Midfield masterclass from them today, Mikel MOTM.— Pranav (@Azpilicxeta) January 3, 2016
Great game today. Mikel superb. good start to 2016! Let's keep it going and maybe that 4th is ours.— Steve Pillings (@stevieby) January 3, 2016
Congratulations to Mikel, not his greatest fan but recognise a great game when he’s had one #superb son— Pete Borota (@Borotas_spirit) January 3, 2016
Jon Obi Mikel takes so much stick but he has been awesome for us today. #CFC— Stephen Hill (@shill306) January 3, 2016
John Mikel Obi. The great survivor. Every season we mock him and question his relevance. Every season he becomes more useful— Michael Oti Adjei (@OtiAdjei) January 3, 2016