Super Eagles captain hope of making his Premier League bow for Chelsea under Antonio Conte suffered a huge blow as he has been ruled out of Hull City’s trip.
Speaking to the media in Cobham, he said ‘Mikel has a small problem but all the other players are available.’
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s captain John Terry is unavailable after failing to recover on time from his ankle injury. Conte said: ‘He’s not available because he’s not recovered from his ankle injury,’ added the Blues boss. ‘I think we will see him after the international break
The Italian also took time to clarify the owner’s visit to Chelsea training ground this week.
Mr Abramovich is very passionate about football and to talk with him is very interesting because I like to explain my ideas about football.
‘Good communication is always important with all the people, to be clear on every aspect. It’s important to be clear with players, staff, the club and the owner.’