Mikel Obi reveals one player that Andre Villas-Boas wanted gone from Chelsea

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John Mikel Obi has been making some interesting revelations since he made a foray into broadcasting.

The Nigerian, who played for Chelsea for many years, and won the UEFA Champions League with the club in 2012, has a podcast where he shares some of the deepest secrets from his footballing years. He also has guests on his platform every now and then.

In the latest episode of his podcast, the Obi One podcast, the former midfielder claimed that ex-Chelsea boss, Andre Villas-Boas (AVB), didn’t have the best of relationships with Frank Lampard during his tenure as manager.

It’s also crazy to know that Mikel says there was no apparent reason for their falling out, which led to the Portuguese pushing for Lampard to be sold.

He said on the Obi One podcast: “Their relationship was not good at all, because Frank felt like he wasn’t playing enough. AVB kind of wanted him to leave the club, but Frank doesn’t want to leave the club just yet.

“That started from there, but these guys at the end of the day find a way to win.”

AVB was at the managerial hot seat at Chelsea for just some months before getting sacked by previous owner, Roman Abramovich, who just never took poor displays from his team well.

Under AVB, Lampard stopped playing regularly, despite still being at the top of his career, and it is believed that the former Derby and Chelsea manager was part of those that masterminded the sacking of AVB at Stamford Bridge back in 2012.