MIKEL RULES UNITED OUT OF FA CUP
Mikel Obi has told MTNFootball.com Chelsea will beat Manchester United in an FA Cup quarterfinal replay after Sunday's dramatic comeback.
United took an early 2-0 lead in front of their fans on Sunday only for Chelsea to fight back to 2-2 and force a replay in London.
'It was a great comeback, we fought like Soldiers. I am happy to be involved in this,' Mikel told MTNFootball.com.
'We have to go back to London and make sure we complete the job by beaten them. The match will be tough as usual, but I believe we will be at our best to beat them.'
The Nigeria midfielder, who was a second-half substitute at Old Trafford on Sunday, and he said of his team's remarkable comeback: 'We know that what we needed was to get a goal as quick as possible, then the second will come with more pressure from us, which we eventually did.
'We came back strongly in the second half with a lot of character and it paid off. That's what we need do all the time but we need not to be on the back foot next time.
'I have won the cup four times, winning the fifth this year will be marvellous, but we have to get closer by beating United first,' he added.
Compatriot Victor Moses was also full of praise for his Chelsea team mates after the stirring fight back at United.
The former Wigan Athletic star, who again shone in this cup tie, hailed the team's character.
'Good performance and great character from the boys especially after going 2-0 down, never-say-die attitude,' Moses tweeted.