John Obi Mikel has been a part of Chelsea since the summer of 2006.

Having played 282 games, winning the FA Cup four times, the Europa League once, the Champions League once and the Premier League once, Mikel has had a successful career.

A career that most players dream of having, but one thing has eluded the 26-year-old Nigerian over the years - his first goal in the Premier League. Until last Saturday, that is.

With Chelsea having held the lead in the West London derby against Fulham for roughly half an hour, after a goal scored by Oscar just minutes after the whistle for the beginning of the second half, the 84th minute saw Frank Lampard swing in a corner kick.

It was met by the head of Chelsea skipper John Terry, knocking the ball into the six yard box for an eagerly waiting John Obi Mikel, who, for the first time within the 90 minutes of a Premier League game, put the ball past the keeper, across the line, scoring his first Premier League goal.

Mikel’s goal was the second and final goal in a game that saw Chelsea comfortably beat out their cross-town rivals Fulham. It was a crucial three points for the team, who had not won a game since their second league match against Aston Villa.

On a day that will most likely be forgotten by many because of a typical Chelsea win in ordinary fashion, one moment will be remembered by club supporters, teammates and especially John Obi Mikel himself: the day John Obi Mikel scored his first Premier League goal.

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