Ghana ace Michael Essien absent from Chelsea's UEFA Champions League squad

Michael-Essien was not na,med in Chelsea's squad for Champions League.

Michael-Essien was not na,med in Chelsea’s squad for Champions League.

Chelsea did not register Ghana international Michael Essien for the Group stage of this season’s UEFA Champions League.

The midfielder was not named in Jose Mourinho 23-man squad submitted to Europe’s football governing body.

The 30-year-old has been unused at Stamford Bridge since returning from a loan spell at Real Madrid under the Portuguese trainer Mourinho.

He is down the pecking order in the midfield department behind Ramires, youngster Marco Van Ginkel and Mikel Obi.

Chelsea’s squad list published  on Wednesday includes new signings Samuel Eto’o and Brazilian Willian.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. Viper says:

    He has to move on like Drogba..

  2. Nanaba says:

    Essien shud leave Chelsea for first team place maybe January or in the summer next season, his days at Chelsea is over.

  3. Collynzo says:

    Hahahahahaha where is all the news about Essien chasing Mikel out of Chelsea? Gaynasuckernet.cum eat your words! Gaynaians eat your words! We warned you that Essien can never bench Mikel orchase hom out but you refused to listed.

  4. King says:

    Haba the same Essien that scared mikel off to Galatasary? Ghanaians self

  5. Gogee says:

    Doesn’t get any worse

  6. Collynzo says:

    When I and some other honourable Nigerians like King, Noni, Sunnypa, Riquelme etc were saying it, you gays though it was a joke. The same way we have been warning you about Zambia and you think it’s a joke. After September 6th you gays will eat your words again.

  7. Collynzo says:

    Please someone should post the numerous articles where GSN was boasting of Essien Chasing Mikel out. Where are all the Gaynaians who were making noise in the comments section of those articles? They are all choking on their humble pie

  8. Dr Who says:

    The WC is more important to him than champions League….he has more champs league experience under his sleeves.what’s more?..those hungry can eat bcos he is already satisfied.

  9. King says:

    @collynzo how do u know the match will end 2-1?

  10. Collynzo says:

    @King my instinct told me so. It doesn’t fail me.

  11. Asawanta jo says:

    I have never seen any where in my life where a daddy will abandon his son when it comes 2 important issues. This ghanian essien is just a fool, following mourinho like a coward. Cannot speak out when he feels things are begining 2 go wrong. He is only needed 4 mourinhos dirty jobs….y not ask for a clean job one day….u became unpopular among the ghana fans after u rejected 2 play 4 ur fada land bcos of the same mourinho….any day mikel obi dares 2 call mourinho daddy, we nigerians will disown him….moses went on loan because he refused to dust the shoes of mourinho by agreeing 2 represent nigeria in the friendly against south africa…..moses ana azpilicueta were instructed not 2 go for ordinary friendly matches, they decided 2 go and dat was the end of playing time 4 them. Mikel obeyed and stayed back lying dat he had stomach bug and dats y he is even seeing substitute role……any way we 4give u mikel…proudly nigerian

    • Musah Fifa says:

      i agree with your comment 100%, you are a true Nigerian, be proud of your country Nigeria, that’s why i like you guys, am a Ghanaian but i like the way Nigerians proud of their country.

  12. Collynzo says:

    Please someone should post the numerous articles where GSN was boasting of Essien Chasink Mikel out. Where are all the Gaynaians who were making noise in the comments section of those articles? They are all choking on their humble pie

  13. omo eko says:

    Pathetic Gaynains!!! Essien had better consider retirement. He’s too old to be in chelsea. Essien is almost as old as Mourinho. No team would want to sign him again. Except maybe Berekum chelsea. He was thinking he could get favour from his imaginary daddy to attain unmeritted first team position? Lol
    Him think say na africa him dey?

  14. GHANABOY says:

    @WHOre which worldcup the one Gayna failed to qualify for? Essien is hungry like hell but nothing for him

  15. basi boli says:

    We don’t need any nager to cometo our website anymore.mind ur own business 419 people

  16. Sunnypa says:

    Essien disowned his Late father because of his step father Mourinho…And now mourinho is treating him like a bastard,maybe we should av Mama Essien who the real father is ?

  17. Pop Man says:

    You stupid Nigerian idiots. You can’t even hide your jealousy for this hardworking dude, Essien. He is in the good books of the Chelsea fans. Mourinho still needs him and will like to manage his recovery for the important stages of the UEFA and won’t dispose him like he did to your useless Moses. Mumu people.

  18. Sunnypa says:

    Maybe we should ask essien mum who is d fada of dat dwarf ?

  19. Assisi says:

    Whats is Mourinho doing to Essien now? One minute he treats him with kids gloves and the next, well…

    Not good enough. I think Essien is getting very very confused because of that. Mourinho should come out and declare his position on Essien because we Ghanaians don’t like that.

  20. naija ninja says:

    @pop man recovery???,hahahaha,my foot.What recovery???.Was essien ever injured??,did he take part in the confeds cup???.How many games did he play for madrid last season compared to mikel and the other chelsea players listed???.Essien is meant to be the fittest among all the chelsea players.He isnt fatigued unlike the rest,he was never injured.He is 100 percent fit.He is simply not good enough to make the chelsea bench,talkless of being a sub.Essien isnt good enough to play in the UCL or EPL games.He’ll be used only in less important capital one cup/FA cup games.Thats how bad essien is at the moment.
    Now concerning moses,there are 7 players in his position,moses is still young and doesnt like to be fed on trash or ass-lick like your essien.Moses knew that no matter how mourinho would rotate,he wouldn’t get the required game time a young and developing player like him requires,thats why he decided with the approval of mourinho to leave for liverpool where he has been assured regular game-time by brendan rodgers.And remember its a worldcup year regular playing time without much rotation is needed.As moses has left,there are now six players in his position and about 2-3 out of the six can never play regularly ,thereby putting their hopes of representing their countries at the worldcup in trouble.Mata has been left out of the spanish squad because he has been benched by mourinho.So moses and lukaku made a wise decision to leave in order to play regularly and they would even get more game-time at liverpool and everton respectively than the likes of mata,debruyne,schurrle would get at chelsea.So wise choice by lukaku and moses,but essien chose to continue licking the ass of his “daddy”.Goodluck on the chelsea bench essien.You should get a seat belt too.

  21. naija ninja says:

    Trust me @collynzo.GSN eat your fuckin words!!!!!:-
    http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/essiens-chelsea-return-scares-off-mikel-obi-to-galatasaray/
    http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/michael-essien-to-replace-john-obi-mikel-at-chelsea/
    http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/feature-treating-essien-and-mikel-differently/.
    We aren’t jealous of essien.You gaynaians started the mikel jealousy/hatred when mikel was preffered to essien under di matteo and the posts by GSN i pasted above says it all.Boasting is nt a good thing gaynaians.Because you do it too much and get dissapointed most of the time.I just hope you BEAT zambia on friday because a DRAW or a LOSS would be a big disgrace/shame due to how tense your boasting have been.

  22. Pronto says:

    Why do u nigerians hate Ghana so much,look at this big country of yours yet still u’r jealous of this small country.ohh

  23. GH Magic says:

    Moses and Lukaku are wise players,they smelt the rat and acted sharply and wisely.I dont know why essien chose to remain with that his arrogant “daddy” even after he didnt kick a ball after four games.I’m really,really dissapointed.Well that is life.He has already achieved almost everything with chelsea.I would be surprised to still see him at chelsea in january.Nigayrian fools,go back to your stupid boko haran country and leave us here in peace.

  24. YY says:

    I am highly disappointed at the way Nigerians on this site are abusing our hospitality by insulting us Ghanaians. Every Nigerian insulting Ghanaians here should bow down their heads in shame for their a disgrace to the country, Nigeria.

  25. Hahahahahaha Essien is too old to play in the champions league.

  26. YY says:

    I am highly disappointed at the way Nigerians on this site are abusing our hospitality by insulting us Ghanaians. Every Nigerian insulting Ghanaians here should bow down their heads in shame for they are a disgrace to the country, Nigeria.

  27. I pity Atsu, cus i can smell same fate awaiting him.

  28. Naija ninja says:

    Trust me @collynzo.GSN eat your fucking words!!!!!!!!:-
    http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/feature-treating-essien-and-mikel-differently/
    http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/essiens-chelsea-return-scares-off-mikel-obi-to-galatasaray/
    http://www.ghanasoccernet.com/michael-essien-to-replace-john-obi-mikel-at-chelsea/
    Gaynaians,we aren’t jealous of essien.You gaynaians started the mikel beef/jealousy/hatred when roberto di matteo prefered mikel to essien.Boasting is in the blood of gaynaians,and its very bad becos u guys always get dissappointed most of the time.And the GSN posts i pasted above says it all.I just hope you BEAT the zambians on friday becos a DRAW or a LOSS would be a big shame and disgrace due to how intense your boasting has been since.Wish you good-luck.

  29. mr. Moullings says:

    ah see dis nigerians oo u no go thnk haw u fit go world cup u dey talk abt self dosted essien. I dey pray say make we meet u for da knock out stage inside like u al go ce ur modas

  30. Noni 1 of Lagos says:

    Stupid gays,,, hahahahahahahahahahaha.. Up Naija Up Zambia

  31. ohthree says:

    Where is ghanaman???
    You useless ASHANTI CHIMP!!!,your mother is a BABOON!!!!.Your father is a HE-GOAT!!.The ashantis are THE DIRTIEST!!.You uselesss,stinking kumasi SON OF A WHORE!!!.

    Hahahahahahahaha,i guess thats how his comments are.lol

  32. naijar ninjar says:

    Trust me @collynzo.GSN eat your fuckin words!!!!!:-
    http://www.ghanasoc cernet.com/essiens- chelsea-return-scares- off-mikel-obi-to- galatasaray/
    http://www.ghanasoc cernet.com/michael- essien-to-replace- john-obi-mikel- at-chelsea/
    http://www.ghanasoc cernet.com/feature- treating-essien- and-mikel-differently/.
    We aren’t jealous of essien.You gaynaians started the mikel jealousy/hatred when mikel was preffered to essien under di matteo and the posts by GSN i pasted above says it all.Boasting is nt a good thing gaynaians.Because you do it too much and get dissapointed most of the time.I justhope you BEAT zambiaon friday because a DRAW or a LOSS would be a big disgrace/shame due to how tense your boasting have been.

  33. clement says:

    Trust me @collynzo.GSN eat your fuckin stupid words!!!!!:-
    http://www.ghanasoc cernet.com/essiens- chelsea-return-scares- off-mikel-obi-to- galatasaray/
    http://www.ghanasoc cernet.com/michael- essien-to-replace- john-obi-mikel- at-chelsea/
    http://www.ghanasoc cernet.com/feature- treating-essien- and-mikel-differently/.
    We aren’t jealous of essien.You gaynaians started the mikel jealousy/hatred when mikel was preffered to essien under di matteo and the posts by GSN i pasted above says it all.Boasting is nt a good thing gaynaians.Because you do it too much and get dissapointed most of the time.I justhope you BEAT zambiaon friday because a DRAW or a LOSS would be a big disgrace/shame due to how tense your boasting have been.

  34. clement says:

    The problem is that,even if essien wants to leave chelsea which good club would bid for that kind of player???.Or he’ll probably go and join his useless compatroit gyan in that his useless club or he’ll go to india,uberkistan,iraq to search for a club,or at worst come back to ghana to play for berekum chelsea or ashanti kotoko.Hahahahaha.I just pity the dwarf.

  35. trueghanaian says:

    what is the meaning of all these insult?, deserning minds are reading so lets sanitise d system n speak well, we r suppose to be brothers not to fight ourself.an african man callin another african man a chimp and babboon, i pity u in d eyes of the whiteman

  36. Am disappointed on some of my fellow 9jas here. Y callin names? It’s uncalld 4. We gonna beef dem ghanaians but, abusing essien an co, is damne outta it forumites. But, eziokwu m nile, ike agwugo essien.

  37. Plz cud any well meanin ghanaian soccer lover, tel me d whr-about of Anan(d guy dat per4md 1das at BS’s midfield in 2010WC)? Ah rly luvd hm. Even opoku, d 1 dat made Eboue get red-carded against ivory coast sum tym in da past.

  38. ohthree says:

    @trueghanaian i was just mimmicking a certain “ghanaman”,your country-man there.Those are exactly the words he uses on nigerians and zambians.Chimp!!,son of a whore!! E.t.c,

  39. Bernard says:

    Check from uefa website essien name is there ghanasoccerner please check your facts well

  40. Olonka says:

    So when are the Bantus and Bambes arriving in Ghana.Today is Wednesday or the flight is missing?

  41. NAIJA the GIANT says:

    MY DAD MOURINHO, YOU DULL, SENSELESS FOOL WHO REASONS WITH HIS BALLS!

  42. NAT says:

    Essien’s mistake was to call mourinho his daddy.he did so b’cos he thought mourinho took him to chelsea and also rescued him when him when he was unused by RDM

  43. isaac quaicoo says:

    infact kweku essien should live chealsea if not his coach jose will also detroy him like de other coach

  44. trueghanaian says:

    fine, we can hype our rivalry, either ghana-nigeria or ghana-zambia, bt must be a healthy rivalry.bring it on tell me zambia will win against ghana n i wil tell u d opposite, d field desides.

  45. ohthree says:

    Im reporting for GSN,you also forgot to report that your emmanuel frimpong too isnt listed in the arsenal team as expected.Well that shouldn’t be a surprise,i wonder if he is even in the arsenal epl squad for the season.
    All 3 ghanaians in the epl are bench-warmers:-Micheal essien,Derek boateng and emmanuel frimpong……Pity.

  46. Y.M says:

    Seriously, dat was unfair on the part of Mourinho…Anyway, like i said d oda tym, Essien cud probably be used as an assistant coach so all he needs nw is to jst get a seat belt, relax n watch hw the modern football is played! Lols…I must give kudos to my fellow gud brodas frm the GIANT of Africa Nigeria, Sunny pa, King, Collynzo, nija Ninja. U guys got be laughing wit dose funny comments. God bless Nigeria, Ghana n d entire Africa!

  47. naija ninja says:

    Its funny how you ghanaians are now acting humble and innocent.I still remember how you people were insulting mikel and boasting about essien before the season started.Now the season has started and you’ve all been dissapointed.Now you’re acting innocen???.Smh

  48. Sunnypa says:

    Essien can be loaned to bereCUM chelsea

  49. dadaba gonshots says:

    Well, I said this that Mou would not play on sentiments and use Ess when there are more qualified people in the team. I also said Mou would use Mikel over Esien cos current form Mikel is better( love him or hate him). Lets get real. Am Ghanaian but this is the truth, Ess needs to be put in the shop window, thats why he is back. So from feelers, Mou was the one who blocked Ess BS participation. Ess needs to move on. this is the reality of life, as defined by someone: life is like a biscuit, it breaks where you do not intend for it to break.

  50. sam says:

    fire burn all fools on dat 9ja

  51. Asawanta says:

    I no fit shout.once mighty essien has suddenly become less than a ball boy.but mikel is a king.he has driven many world class mildfielders from chelsea.malouda,ballack,deco,essien,mata,lampard,quarresma,nathan ake,meriles,romeu oriol,kakuta,josh machachren,etc looooooolllllllllll

  52. OH nigeria am always sad if I hear the name u ppl have been foolish all the time I have been in nigeria since 2001 till date michael essien is older than Obi when essien was 26 years old I think u knw what he use to do on the pitch he played 161 matches scoring 27 goals obi has played 182 matches scoring just twice mikel was a bench warmer nigerians like ohthree god punish u ebi like say ur papa dey mental hw dare u cos the ashanti’s the biggest kingdom in this continent okay yoruba is neater than the Ashantis right? Fool u nigerian do say that u provide ghana with light and am very sorry for all of u, u are all lost nigeria is the most stupid country I knw so far I have been In cote’dvore ,cameroon ,spain,mexico, ghana my mother land and nw in nigeria so I knw what is going on u call ur selves gaint of africa let me ask one question who made u the gaint of africa is it Badluck jonathan? Or abarcha ghana is older than nigeria in everytin we gain freedom first and also registered under fifa before u ghana has won the nations cup four gud time u have only three all I want u to knw is u can’t compare mikel to even muntari or kwadwo asamoah cos they all score for their club before the bison who can play every where on the field all our players are utilize pls watch ur fuckink mouth cos even mikel sef respect essein u ppl are saying essien is a calabah guy fuck all of u thieves!!!!!

  53. 9ja Baron says:

    When I read dat essien return is scaring mikel to Gala,I laughed becos Mikel has always being chosen ahead of essien in the last 5 seasons.Its too bad dat gh soccernet mislead d ghanian people in2 insulting Nigerians.I heard gala are still looking for a dm.Mayb essien is intrested.I wud lyk to see gh soccernet piece on dat story.The headline will be Mikel Scares Essien to Galatasary….Ironic isn’t it.Gaynians have always hated nigerians nd u all knw nigerians neva back down frm a fight(we go shw una say naija no dey carry last).Are u gaynians even goin to the world cup nxt year…I think Egypt has sometin to say abt dat
    .Well if u don’t qualify,,u can still watch nigeria’s Matches.

  54. kobby says:

    if nigerians want a player to be compared to Essien,I think they should start training a new player,b’cos none of their current players can even be compared to jordan opoku of Ashanti kotoko.moreover,nigerians should learn to write clean and correct sentences bcos people all over the world are finding it difficult to read their thoughtless sentences and understand them

  55. Mikel is a better player now, than essen. Take it or leav it u ghanians, cox every thin av a time, essen had used his time noa is mikel time i cud recalled hw u ghanians rubbished mikel wen essen was returned frm loan 2 chealse. Who is now eating d sheat says:

    Mikel is a better player now, than essen. Take it or leav it u ghanians, cox every thin av a time, essen had used his time noa is mikel time i cud recalled hw u ghanians rubbished mikel wen essen was returned frm loan 2 chealse. Who is now eating d sheat nao? Na essen ooo, lols we ar stil current african champion so all of our players ar on top of their game in dere various club