New deal for Mikel

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Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has committed his future to the club by signing a new five-year contract.

The 22-year-old, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Norwegian side Lyn Oslo is 2006, impressed in the holding role in the Blues midfield last term.

The Nigerian told the club's official website: "It was easy to commit to because I am happy here and when the opportunity came it was good to sign after speaking to the club."

Mikel already feels he will have an important role to play under new boss Carlo Ancelotti.

He added: "My future with the new manager will be bright, and I think we have a good working relationship already.

"All the managers I have played for here have their own type of systems they want us to play, and whoever comes in will want to change little bits and pieces.

"There is not much to change but they all bring in different views, and the new manager wants us to play in a certain formation which we need to get used to before the season starts."

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