Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel John Obi is confident Roman Abramovich remains committed to the club.
Thursday’s announcement that the redevelopment of the Chelsea ground into a 60,000 stadium would not be going ahead has led to questions over owner Abramovich’s plans for the Blues in the coming years, particularly after he was denied a UK visa.
“This club always bounces back, we always bounce back,” Nigeria captain Mikel said ahead of his side’s friendly against England at Wembley on Saturday.
“I am sure Roman [Abramovich] knows exactly what to do. Roman and Marina [Granovskaia], I am sure they know exactly what they are doing.
“I don’t think the fans should be concerned at all about what is going on. I think it will sort itself out. The club is in very safe hands, the fans should not worry at all.”
Mikel will captain Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.