Chelsea midfielder accuses Barcelona forward of play-acting

15:59 25 April 2012

John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel

Archant

John Obi Mikel was unhappy with the actions of Alexis Sanchez on the pitch last night

Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has accused Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez of making the most of contact during last night’s game.

The forward went down theatrically in the incident that led to John Terry’s sending off and also “rolled on the ground 10 times” to get the Nigerian booked.

“The JT one was soft from what I saw and it was a yellow card,” Mikel said. I think Sanchez made the most of it. Alexis did the same to me as well. He got me yellow carded.

“There was a little touch and he rolled on the ground 10 times. He definitely made the most of it. The four players were devastated in the dressing room.

“They’re happy for the team but are very disappointed to not be in the final. We will go out to win the trophy for them.”

Ramires, Branislav Ivanovic and Raul Meireles are suspended after picking up yellow cards, while John Terry will also miss the final after his red card for kneeing Alexis Sanchez.

“Yes, the yellow cards should be cancelled going into a final and UEFA should look into that,” he said.

“When you get to the final everyone wants to see the best players and it’s a shame that JT, Ivanovic, Meireles and Ramires won’t play.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Just like the unwanted presents they are, you could argue (and we will) these players should be on their way out this Christmas.

Read more

Ahhh… When did the 1990s become the “good old days”?

Read more

After weeks of challenges and cringeworthy boardroom showdowns, Lord Sugar made a decision – and Twitter was watching.

Read more

Promoted content

We've got a great selection of Secret Santa presents and stocking fillers for under a tenner...  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Office Secret Santa: it’s a Christmas ritual that everyone dreads, but no-one wants to seem like a Scrooge by saying no. Never fear, London24 is here to make buying gifts for Dave in Accounts simple and stress-free, with a selection of presents for under a tenner

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

Match reports

TOP STORIES

Chelsea Transfer News

Quizzes

Can you name these moustaches?

Movember is upon us once again and men across the country are growing moustaches to raise money to battle prostate cancer.

Read more
Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho go head to head (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Football managers are either deified or chastised, depending on results and they are some of the most famous faces in the country.

Read more
Roy Keane  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Roy Keane denied the world of more glorious beard action this weekend by shaving his famous chin hair off, however football is still littered with some impressive beards.

Read more
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal's Arsene Wenger (Pictures: Getty Images)

London derbies are always eagerly anticipated but few more than when Chelsea and Arsenal meet.

Read more