The 33-year-old moved to Chinese side Tianjin in January 2017 after a falling out with Conte.
"Mind you, one could say that was normal after that Chelsea team lost games!"
Former Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has joined Middlesbrough until the end of the season.
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The 29-year-old has reportedly been offered a three-year deal worth £140,000 a week in China.
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Obi Mikel has criticised Jose Mourinho and poured praise on his interim successor.
"Players are more relaxed, he doesn’t get into people’s business, he gets on with his own thing." Ouch, Jose.
From being left out on the step earlier this season, which players are suddenly back en vogue?
If Mikel continues to play like this, he'll be tough to shift. Surprise starter has become surprise role model.
Apparently "it's fine now". Come on John, tell us what it was like before under Jose Mourinho.
'Hesitant', 'sceptical', 'cautious' and 'scared' are the words used by the Chelsea midfielder.