Mikel and Ighalo Set for EPL Clash


Super Eagles duo of John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo will confront each other in the Barclay’s Premier League as Chelsea tackle Watford on Wednesday.

Mikel was not listed in Sunday’s 5 – 1 whitewashing of the MK Dons in the fourth round of the FA Cup and could make a return in the starting line-up as a resurgent Blues hope to continue their unbeaten run under manager, Guus Hiddink.

Besides, since the departure of former boss, Jose Mourinho, Mikel has started more games and has been influential in the midfield for the Blues.

In the reverse fixture, it was Ighalo who was on the score sheet when Watford drew 2 – 2 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, even though the goal was later given to Gary Cahill as an own goal.

The Ajegunle striker will be hoping to replicate his goal scoring form against Chelsea in a bid to increase his goal tally, having scored 14 this ongoing season.