Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel suggests that Chelsea should consider reuniting with the old guard, acknowledging the need for time to establish strong team cohesion.

John Obi Mikel has quipped that Chelsea need to ‘bring back’ some of the club’s retired stars. 

The former Blues midfielder was asked to give his thoughts on the club’s current troubles and attempted to make light of the situation.

As per Hayters TV, he joked: ‘They need to bring us back, I’m joking.

However, the former Chelsea star did then insist that the club would be fine as long as the players ‘gel together’.

The Nigerian added: ‘They are fine, they will be fine. I think the club is obviously going through a massive transition.

‘So we need to give them time. There are a lot of good, fantastic young players.

Mikel enjoyed a lengthy spell at Chelsea as he remained at Stamford Bridge until 2017

‘We need to give them time, we need to make sure they get time to work on the training ground and start to gel together as a team.

‘Once we could be able to that, I think we will be back competing again, but it is going to take us a bit of time.’

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