CHELSEA READY FOR UNITED AFTER SHAKHTAR SHOCK - MIKEL
Mikel Obi has said Chelsea have got over the loss at Shakhtar Donetsk and so will beat Manchester United on Sunday to stay top of the EPL.
'We lost to Shakthar in the Champions League and we are not happy, but that is behind us now,' he told MTNFootball.com
'All we are thinking about now is the game against Manchester United at home. That loss in Ukraine is in the past and we are totally ready for United.'
The European champions have not lost a game in EPL this season, winning all but one game. They lead the table on 22 points, four points clear of United.
Six years ago, Mikel agreed to join United, before he eventually opted for Chelsea and he said he expects a tough battle against the Red Devels after 'The Blues' have seen off Arsenal and Spurs recently.
'I am looking forward to the game against Manchester United with great expectations. It is going to be tough we all know, but we want to maintain our position at the top so we know winning will do that for us.' 'We improve game after game, we have played two tough away games at Arsenal and Tottenham and we won. Now is another big game against Manchester United at home, I am targeting victory.
'I am sure we will get it, but not in an easy way. They are second and eyeing our position, but we want to remain at the top of the table.'