Former Chelsea midfield star Michael Essien is set to continue his career – in Azerbaijan. The 36-year-old had been without a club for a year after leaving Indonesian club Persib Bandung in March 2018.
Chelsea’s 2008 Champions League Runners-Up Starting XI: Where are They Now?
Chelsea came a whisker away from winning the 2008 Champions League final against arch-rivals Manchester United. First-half goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Frank Lampard meant that the game ended in a 1-1 draw and resulted in extra time. Both sides were unable to score during extra-time and the game subsequently went on penalties.
Chelsea Legend Opens up on Maurizio Sarri
Former Chelsea star Michael Essien has revealed that he is impressed by the work that Maurizio Sarri has been doing as manager of the club. Sarri was appointed as manager of the Blues last summer following the sacking of Antonio Conte.
Essien Recalls Moment He Signed for the Blues
In his time, Michael Essien was quite simply a behemoth in the middle of the park. Emerging from a class of hard-nosed yet classy midfielders which permeated the fabric of the English top-flight in the early 2000s, the Ghanaian played a major part in the establishment of Chelsea as a domestic powerhouse in England.
Michael Essien: Bakayoko Needs Backing from Chelsea Fans
During Michael Essien’s illustrious career as a box-to-box midfielder, he built up a great relationship with fans of each club he played for and in particular, Chelsea fans. The Ghanaian maestro played over 250 matches for the Blues and scored 25 goals with a couple of absolute screamers. He has since been involved with the club in a number of ways and has had a few things to say about the team.
The 5 Best African Players to Play for Chelsea
Chelsea have a rich history of buying talented African players and over the years, some brilliant players from the world’s second-largest continent have pulled on the blue shirt of Chelsea Football Club. Some of them have been instrumental in winning trophies while others have failed to live up to the hype.