Could Mikel be given more responsibility in Chelsea?
Having been with Chelsea since 2006, Mikel is definitely one of the most capped players at the club and should be in line to become Captain should Terry, Lampard, Cech and Cole leave Chelsea.
Over the years, we have seen Mikel as a DM, often not allowed to advance too much up the field by the coaches in order to maintain balance in the team. This has severely limited or stunted the development of the other side of Mikel's game that got him rated as highly as Messi in 2005 U20 world cup.
Playing in midfield against Xavi, Iniesta and Busquets and coming out on top, probably Mikel is not used properly by Chelsea coaches.