Obi Mikel adjusting to Luiz in Chelsea midfield

John Obi Mikel is getting used to playing with David Luiz in Chelsea's midfield.

John Obi Mikel is getting used to playing with David Luiz in Chelsea's midfield.

Several of Mikel's team-mates have applauded the move and, having returned from suspension to play Boxing Day's 1-0 win at Norwich alongside Luiz, it appeared less of a concern for the Nigerian ahead of Sunday's trip to Everton.

"It affects you because I've been here for a long time," said Mikel, who has become used to lining up with Frank Lampard or Ramires.

"I've always played with Frank and now I've played with Rami as well - they're all great players. And now I have to play with David Luiz.

It's just a lot. It's a lot, I think, psychologically as well. You think, 'If I'm playing today, who am I going to play with?' - because they're all great players.

"I've played with Frank for a long time and I've always enjoyed playing with Frank, and Rami as well, and [now] with David."

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