I watched some of his clips – Chelsea star names Mikel Obi as his hero
Chelsea youngster, Lesley Ugochukwu has named former Blue, John Obi Mikel, and Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira as two players he admired while growing up.
Ugochukwu joined Chelsea from French side, Rennes in the summer, and has already racked up some valuable minutes for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
In an interview with the official Chelsea website, the Frenchman said: “When I was a child, I always dreamed of playing in the best league in the world.
“When I was small, I watched the big teams like Chelsea. So it was a dream. When I heard they wanted me to join, I didn’t hesitate.
“I wanted to be part of this team and play in the Premier League. Growing up, watching the Premier League, I liked John Mikel Obi. A midfielder like me.
“Also, some of my coaches liked to tell me I played like Patrick Vieira. So I watched some of his clips and he’s a top player.”