It would appear that John Obi Mikel is embarking on his swansong at Chelsea…

The Chelsea veteran has seen his opportunities grow increasingly limited over the last few years, and under Antonio Conte this season Рhe is yet to play a single minute.

His contract expires at the end of the season, and at present – there appears to be no suggestion of an impending renewal.

Now, granted, John Obi Mikel is not ever going to be, nor should he be, a regular starter with Chelsea – but letting him go, particularly on a free, would be an awful mistake from Antonio Conte.

The veteran Nigerian brings so much to the Chelsea squad – and to lose him could be disastrous.

With that said, here are¬†3 reasons why Conte simply must give John Obi Mikel a new contract at Chelsea…