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Champions League By: Linus Onyeze | 25/02/2018

Mikel: Chelsea will repeat what happen to Barca in 2012

John Obi Mike has tipped his former club Chelsea to go past Barcelona in the round of 16 of the Champions League.

Mikel, now with Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League, has been speaking about Chelsea’s chances in Europe’s premier club competition and after playing 1-1 in the first leg at Stamford Bridge this week, the Blues will be at the Nou Camp on March 14, and Mikel is optimistic about his old side’s chances.

The former Blues veteran has invoked the memory of their astonishing comeback win over the Catalan giants in Spain in 2012, when goals from Ramires and Fernando Torres saw them reach the Champions League final on away goals.

"I played for Chelsea for 11 years and that comeback I will remember for the rest of my life," Mikel told Tianjin Today Evening News.

"Obviously I will continue to support Chelsea as always and hopefully they will go through into the next round.

"I believe they will knock out Barcelona on their own ground, just like we did in 2012."