The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have spent the day recounting stories John Obi Mikel’s time with Chelsea…

The Nigerian has officially left Chelsea, swapping the Premier League for the Chinese Super League – leaving many in the Tavern disappointed.

Whilst often an underrated figure at Stamford Bridge, Mikel has remained a constant part of the setup for over a decade – with managers consistently favouring the Nigerian over other, more high profile midfielders.

The Chelsea fans leaning by the bar in the Tavern will never forget historic performances like all of those en route to the 2012 Champions League final, and his stellar displays last season when all appeared lost in the Premier League.

He rarely took the headlines, and he often had to settle for a bit-part role at Stamford Bridge – but when called upon he always performed.

The good news for the Mikel fans in the Tavern, though, is that their love for the Nigerian is shared throughout the footballing world – with Chelsea fans around world praising the Nigerian midfielder for his fantastic service at Stamford Bridge.

With that said, here are 6 of the best Chelsea fan reactions to Mikel’s Stamford Bridge departure…