Mikel commits to Blues
John Obi Mikel has signed a new five-year contract at Chelsea, the club announced today.
The 25-year-old midfielder committed his future to the European champions until 2017 - a contract that would see him complete 11 years at Stamford Bridge.
Mikel, who joined Chelsea in the summer of 2006, told the club's official website, chelseafc.com: "Chelsea seems like my home now because I have been here for over six years and I enjoy my time here.
"I come into the training ground every day to work and I value my time there. I am happy and want to keep going and win trophies for this club."
Mikel was a key player in Chelsea's UEFA Champions League triumph last season and has also won one Premier League title, four FA Cups and a League Cup.
He added: "I have basically won everything with Chelsea and those years have been really special for me, winning trophies with big names like Didier Drogba, John Terry and Frank Lampard who have had very long Chelsea careers.
"Last season, to win the Champions League was even more special and I hope these next five years will bring even more success and I can win trophies with the new players we have here.
"Being 25, I think I am now hitting my peak but as a player you want to improve every day and there is still room for that. I want to learn from the players and the manager and I just want to keep going."