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Obi Mikel happy with Chelsea defensive role

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel is happy with his defensive role.

Mikel has no qualms sitting back and allowing others in midfield to take up goal scoring positions.

"It is tempting but the team is more important and I have to always make sure I keep the shape of the team, the balance when everyone is going forward," Mikel told chelseafc.com. "That is my job and I am happy doing it."

After last season's trend of conceding before we scored, there is a new agenda for Carlo Ancelotti's team this campaign.

"As much as we are scoring goals and playing well, another thing the manager wants us to do is keep a clean sheet," Mikel explains. "If we keep a clean sheet there is always the possibility to score goals.

"The way we play we create chances, against Stoke we didn't create enough but we managed to win the game."

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