John Mikel Obi has rated his side’s draw at Anfield a good one insisting there are plenty of work to be done ahead the second leg billed for the Stamford Bridge.

The Nigeria international and Chelsea midfielder has revealed that his side’s 1-1 draw against Liverpool in Tuesday’s Carling Cup game was a good result.

Jose Mourinho’s side took the lead in the first half via a penalty goal from Eden Hazard before the hosts leveled scores through Raheem Sterling in the second half.

The midfielder who returned to the Blues’ starting line up since the game against Watford is however optimistic that his side will scale through in the second leg billed for London.

“We were a bit disappointed to concede the goal but I think overall it’s a good result,” Obi told

“We have the second game back home and we need to make sure we finish it there.
“We knew they were going to come at us. We tried to absorb the pressure for about 15 or 20 minutes after half-time. Their goal brought them back into the game but after that we started playing well again.

We have to go back home, analyse the game and win next week. We think we have the advantage. We didn’t lose, we scored and the away goal could be important. We’re in a good place.