"The coach said to me 'you are this team - when you don't play well, the team doesn't play well," said Mikel.
"So I felt big, big pressure after that but it means I go out there to make sure the team plays well and wins.
"It puts pressure on me but good pressure because I think it shows he's pleased with me and thinks I can live up to the task.
"All I have to do is keep going and keep doing the right things and at the end of the season, I can look back and say 'I didn't disappoint him'. Football is all about belief and I think Scolari has belief in me."
Chelsea face Everton in Monday's game looking to return to the top of the log after Liverpool once again failed to win against Arsenal.