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Chelsea star fails B-test on matchday

SOCCER star John Obi Mikel was busted for drink-driving at 5.30am — just hours before Chelsea's FA Cup match.
Mikel, 21, was pulled over by cops who spotted him driving his Range Rover “erratically†outside the club's ground on Saturday.

The £40,000-a-week midfielder was given a breath test and put in a police cell. He had been charged and bailed by the time Chelsea beat Ipswich 3-1.

A Chelsea source said Nigerian Mikel had already been told by manager Luiz Felipe “Big Phil†Scolari he was being rested and would not play.

The insider said: “Big Phil will be furious. He was given the match off to rest and is pulled by the police at 5.30am. The club will want a very good explanation.â€

Mikel of Weybridge, Surrey, is due to appear before West London magistrates on April 3.

He faces a minimum of a year's driving ban and a maximum of six months in jail with a £5,000 fine — less than a day's wages.

A Chelsea spokesman said: “We are aware he was arrested and charged. We want to establish the facts before we comment.â€
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