Ghana legend Michael Essien named in Chelsea team of the Decade Featured
31 Dec

Ghana legend Michael Essien named in Chelsea team of the Decade

The ex-Black Stars midfielder has been included in the best eleven of the English Premier League giants in the last ten years.

Former Ghana international Michael Essien has been named in Chelsea FC team of the decade.
The 37-year-old was selected along with his former teammates such as Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Petr Cech, Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole and John Terry.
He was paired with Ngolo Kante and Frank Lampard  in a 4-3-3 formation after an exciting run of performances during his stint at the London based club.
"Moving into the middle of the park, the man nicknamed ‘the Train’ by Jose Mourinho may have been derailed occasionally by injuries near the start of the decade but he made enough of an impression to win the choice of our fans for one of the three midfield berths despite some close competition" Essien was described with these words by his former club.
"Arguably his greatest night of the decade was the drama of our fightback against Napoli which opened the way to Champions League triumph. The first African to make the 11."
Essien joined the Blues lads in 2005 from French club Olympique Lyon around a transfer fee of £24.4 million.
He spent nine years at Chelsea where he netted seventeen goals in 168 appearances.
Essien is currently a player-coach at Azerbaijan Premier League side Sabail FK.
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