Ghana Soccer | League Sunday | England League | League Fantasy | Spain League | Italy League | Nigeria League | Germany League | Football | Soccer | Ghana Soccernet
unibank logo

Subscribe to our RSS FeedGhana Soccer | League Sunday | England League | League Fantasy | Spain League | Italy League | Nigeria League | Germany League | Football | Soccer | Ghana Soccernet

Injured Real Madrid midfielder Michael Essien returns to Chelsea

Posted On Wednesday, 28th November 2012
Injured Real Madrid on-loan midfielder Michael Essien has returned to his English club Chelsea as he fights to regain fitness.

Essien at Chelsea's recovery room at Cobham about to undergo treatment

Injured Real Madrid on-loan midfielder Michael Essien has returned to his English club Chelsea as he fights to regain fitness.

The presence of the Ghana international at Cobham has sparked hopes that new coach of the club Rafa Benitez could recall him following the sacking of Di Matteo.

The speculation over Essien’s likely return to Chelsea has heightened since it was revealed that Nigerian midfielder fJohn Obi Mikel could be the first victim of Rafa Benitez’s Chelsea reign.

But GHANAsoccernet.com insiders say Essien has been undergoing treatment at Cobham, Chelsea’s training ground, because of the medical expertise at the club.

The Ghanaian midfielder, on loan from Chelsea, has not played for Jose Mourinho’s side since the 2-1 La Liga win at Levante on November 11 and it is believed he may not be available for the remainder of 2012.

Essien may not be able to get on the pitch again for Real Madrid this year following an allergic reaction to medication since the injury and he is trying to find a quick solution.

However, speculation about Chelsea return grows with news that Mikel may be axed from the side for Wednesday’s match against Fulham at Stamford Bridge.

As Benitez aims to produce more opportunities for under pressure £50million striker Fernando Torres, Mikel could pay the price for his lack of creativity.

The Spaniard wants to reshape his side and believes that Mikel is too defensive in his position in front of the back four.

Mikel was missing from the key preparations for Chelsea’s derby with Fulham and could now be replaced by Oriel Romeu, who came on for him on Sunday.

The injury-prone Essien has been struggling with foot and other leg problems lately and it has been suggested that he has reacted poorly to medication he has taken to address those. He has also been on a specific training plan in order to gain full fitness.

Sami Khedira’s recovery from injury has prompted Madrid to rest Essien and he may even be sidelined until the New Year.

Related Images

READERS COMMENTS

  1. kantoose says:

    I have been watching mikel obi in the chelsea games ever since Essien left to madrid. An older half fit essien is still better in midfield than this guy. It is as if he is afraid to play. No supporting runs forward, no combative defence either. Just running around the back trying to position himself all the time. Rafa has noticed right. Mikel is a coward player. Even half fit essien played only 4 games for madrid and got a goal by making supporting runs. Mikel needs a psychologist seriously

  2. David Agbemavor says:

    I pray for him so shall he over come all the problem he has, i’m a ghanian i whos born in nigeria i live there, all the problem essin is haven is from john obi mikel, chelsea dont need a player like obi mikel in the team, a player cant move ball forword ? or even score a goal ?,

  3. B k says:

    Micheal essien is over 45yrs thats why he’s not responding to medication. He shld just retire from futball period.

  4. tank God we are nt zambians says:

    mikel has been in da chelsea team for 5 years he has scored only one goal n it was offside.essien has been in da madrid team for less dan a month bt has scored a goal.mikel is jux a cunt

  5. Bosh says:

    At the begining of this season Mikel said he would do everything possible be it physical or spiritual in order to get constant playing time. Yes he did it. But it seems whatever he did is about to bounce back on him. I pity Essien.

  6. Kay says:

    I don’t know why they are making this a Mikel and Essien issue. Essien plays more than one position. This is unfair to Essien’s reputation and his HUGE talent, rated one of the best midfielders in the world, twice nominee of FIFA best in that department.

  7. Ignorance is a disease says:

    After reading all ghanaians propogada comments in Ghanasoccernet.com. I concluded that Ghanaians are senseless primitive and uncivilized people. Infact Ghanaians are slowpoke retarded plastic. Continue crying for 45 years Essien.

  8. Yawa says:

    You are a BIG fool for insulting us. No wonder I know the country you were born. Kwasia sem kwa

  9. Abu says:

    Ignorance. Pls we have over 24 million ghanaians and 20 or 40 people from Ghana given comment on mikel deos not represent the whole Ghana so dont insult Ghanaians in general ok and if you insist then you are also ignorant and infact more ignorant

  10. Am laughing in Chinese says:

    The fact still remains to me that since Mikel started joining the attack, Chelsea started shipping in goals, once Mikel losses a ball, it always end up in the net. Everyone wanted him to score, but let me remind you Ghanaians haters that everyone in a team has a work to do. Mikel does his well and thats why he has played under every manager in Chelsea. Presently Chelsea has a lot of attacking and creative mid fielders and they send goose pimple to prem teams. As for 45 years old Essien, i’m sorry for him because there is no vacant for 30 years old in Chelsea talkless of 45 years old injury player like Essien.

  11. Lol says:

    I’m very sure he is a nigeria, u re a very big “PIG”. Foolish man. There are so many sensible Ghanaians than that of ur overpopulated country. All u know is killing people with bombs. Idiot #stupid fool#

  12. Paul says:

    What is really wrong with my man essien. I don’t understand at all…its quite strange. Lets all ghanaians pray for him nd i believe he will recover fully.

  13. mr swager..labone..... says:

    all those who hate essien my body body are kwasiasss in capital letters.(kwaswia=foolish fooooool….)





Click Here For All Latest football news.

Live Radio

http://ghanasoccernet.com/new/images/banners/onair.gif 

Live TV

http://ghanasoccernet.com/new/images/banners/onair.gif

RELATED NEWS

LATEST HEADLINES

Ghanaian teenage defender Shawn Oduro set for Anderlecht trial thumbnail

Ghanaian teenage defender Shawn Oduro set for Anderlecht trial

Ghanaian defender Shawn Oduro has been invited by Belgian giants Anderlecht for a two-week trial period.
2014 World Cup: Ghana FA technical director urges Kwesi Appiah to prove mettle in Brazil thumbnail

2014 World Cup: Ghana FA technical director urges Kwesi Appiah to prove mettle in Brazil

Ghana Football Association technical director Francis Oti Akenten has urged Kwesi Appiah to cease the opportunity and make a HUGE mark at the 2014 World Cup.
CAF appoint Ivorian officials for Medeama's return leg in Confederations Cup thumbnail

CAF appoint Ivorian officials for Medeama's return leg in Confederations Cup

CAF have named Ivorian Dennis Dembele as the centre referee for Medeama’s crucial Confederations Cup match against AC Leopards this Sunday.
Bechem United threaten to boycott Premier League over 'unfair' Ghana FA treatement thumbnail

Bechem United threaten to boycott Premier League over 'unfair' Ghana FA treatement

Bechem United have threatened to boycott the Premier League over what they believe is ‘unfair’ treatment by the Ghana FA.
Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah in Europa League action tonight for Juventus thumbnail

Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah in Europa League action tonight for Juventus

Ghana midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah trained with his Juventus team on Wednesday evening ahead of their crunch Europa League clash against Benfica.
Inter Allies coach Herbert Addo not dropping guard in impressive run thumbnail

Inter Allies coach Herbert Addo not dropping guard in impressive run

Inter Allies coach Herbert Addo believes the side is still in danger of getting relegated despite rising to 6th in the Ghanaian top flight.
Loading...