good that you mentioned someone from a team like hull, who are supposed to defend a lot more than chelsea, therefore skewing the stats in his favour.
if you want to disregard players playing in a different formation/team/system, then just compare mikel to the rest of chelsea players. hes worse, both in defence and in attack, than every single one of our CMs
obviously i have to resort to stats, because we have polarizing opinions that are, of course, subjective. not to mention you were the one who brought up stats first