Mikel Obi Named Chelsea’s Youngest Centurion Ahead Of Terry, Mount, Others
Former Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi has been named Chelsea’s youngest centurion in the English Premier League, Newspremises has learnt. According to a statement issued on Chelsea’s official website on Saturday, the former mildefider is the youngest player to reach one hundred Premier League appearances for the Blues.
Mikel Obi is ahead of the likes of John Terry, Eddie Newton and Mason Mount in the list. The Nigerian reached the milestone when he started for Chelsea in their 2-0 win over Arsenal on February 7, 2010, at age 22 years and 291 days.
He is ahead of John Terry, who is second on the list, making his 100th appearance a month beyond turning 23, in a 4-0 win over Leicester City, Newton (23 years and 88 days) and Mount (23 years and 100 days) Mikel Obi joined Chelsea in the summer of 2006 and made 22 appearances in the top-flight in his first season.
The 34-year-old left Chelsea for Chinese club Tianjin TEDA in January 2017.