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MegaMeister
21st August 2010, 07:07 PM
Michael Essien has revealed that he is delighted to be back in Chelsea's first team and is excited about the season ahead.

The midfield dynamo has had to endure difficult past two years, succumbing twice to serious injuries both last season and the campaign before, playing little part in the Blues' double winning term in 2010.

He also missed out on captaining the Ghanaian national team at this summer's World Cup after failing to recover from a serious knee injury.

The 27-year-old is regarded as one of the finest players in world football in his position, and Essien was clearly happy to have returned following his 90 minutes against West Bromwich Albion in Chelsea's opening game.

"It was great to be back," Essien told the Guardian.

"There's relief there, too, of course. It was so frustrating to be back in that position, out of the team and in the treatment room, but these things happen.

"The knee is fine. There has been no reaction, either after training or after games. It anything, it feels stronger than before. I'm not scared to go into tackles with it. Not at all.

"People are saying I'm on of the new signings this year, and I am consistently looking forward to playing more consistently after missing so much of the last two seasons."

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
22nd August 2010, 01:06 AM
He is back where he left off. No rust at all. Essien is a beast !

Neo
25th August 2010, 01:55 AM
Essein is the man. He attacks like a bull and defends as a shield.