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Chelsea ace Obi Mikel surprises himself with stunning pass completion rate

The form of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel this season is personified by his stunning 96 per cent pass completion rate.

Upon discovering the statistics, the midfielder was as shocked as he was impressed.

"No?! 96?! Wow!" he told chelseafc.com. "It's good isn't it? It is a surprise, but I know that passing, even when I was little, was the thing I had, I hardly gave the ball away in youth football.

"When I came into senior football and at a higher level in competitive games I started to give passes away. Since coming into the Premier League it has been harder.'

He believes it is testament to how well the whole side has begun the campaign, with 17 goals scored in our four matches to date, and just one conceded.

"It shows how good Chelsea are at the moment, it is not just me,' Mikel said. "Everyone is working hard, pre-season was misleading because we lost a few games, people were coming back from the World Cup at different times, but now is the most important time and we're very fit, playing well and happy."

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