Essien axed from Chelsea squad that beat Villa, worries grow over his Blues future

Michael Essien was axed from the Chelsea squad for the game against Aston Villa

Michael Essien was axed from the Chelsea squad for the game against Aston Villa

Worries are growing for midfielder Michael Essien’s future at English side Chelsea after the Ghanaian was left out of the squad that played Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

The hard-tackling player was axed from the Chelsea 18-man squad that escaped with a slim win over Aston Villa in the match.

The 30-year-old was overlooked by manager Jose Mourinho as he watched the entire regulation minutes from the stands at the Stamford Bridge.

Despite being one of the favourite players for the Portuguese manager, Essien has not found favour with his Daddy since the league started.

This comes even though Mourinho requested for Essien to be brought back from Real Madrid after a loan spell.

Essien was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s opening day victory over Hull City over the weekend.

This could spark rumours of Essien imminent exit from the club.

Chelsea needed a Branislav Ivanovic header to beat a resilient Aston Villa side 2-1 at the Stamford Bridge to record their second straight win of the season and take temporary leadership of the Premiership.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. it is time for him to leave chelsea now. If not he will regret .your so call dady morinho will abondon you.so wash your face well.

  2. SOCIAL COMMENTATOR says:

    Is that the sad end of the Ghanaian.

  3. nat says:

    oooh micheal i can see that ur end is coming.pls come and play for hearts ok.we need u if mou does not.

  4. Ghnaman says:

    No we want Essien to play for Kotoko …we’re in a re-building process.Up Kotoko!

  5. Dr Who says:

    Father and son indeed!

  6. Zambia soccerman says:

    Never thought Ghanaians would be bench warmers, oh well, I wish Essien good lucky, he’s great humble player. He will be back, hopefully not for the Zambia game.

  7. zambia is our toilet hole says:

    IT IS BETTER HE RETURNS TO THE NATIONAL TEAM.IT IS ONLY THIS MOVE THAT WILL MAKE HIM MORE POTENT SO THAT A BETTER MOVE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR HIM.IT’S A MISTAKE TO TURN YOUR BACK AGAINST GHANA.

  8. King of kings says:

    OH GHANAIANS DO U EXPECT ESSIEN TO PLAY EVERY SINGLE MATCH IN HIS CAREER?

  9. Adebayo says:

    Good news! Wakaso is on his way to Rubin Kazan for 6million Euros! Needs to settle quickly!

  10. Dave le Dave says:

    Essien should leave Chelsea and play for another english club like Arsenal or Tottenham to get playing-time. I oculd seem him also in the german Bundesliga.

  11. yoyo says:

    Ghanafuo ne gyimei.always talking shit

  12. Words says:

    He should look for a new team.
    He has achieved everytin with Chealsea.
    N return to da BS setup.
    At the moment there are more better players @ Chealsea and know matter how Mourinho likes Essien the coach can’t over look those players

  13. Slayer says:

    I can’t believe how some people can be so dumb when I read on here. Those making noise its over for Essien are being Delusional. The season just started plus the team has so many matches to play this season hence the rotation system. Luiz is still on the bench and so is Azpilicuetar, Moses and many others.

  14. sam says:

    Why koraaa ghanasoccernet and those haters of essien?aa u sayn Torres,Moses,Luiz,Azi,Mikel n even Mata didn’t the first game n so it means their carreer has come to an end?Remember wen Makelele n Lampard were playn in chelsea’s mid-field n der essien came n ghanains said so many tins abt his arrival but he succeeded n even wen Mou brought him to Madrid,d same tin happens der but he ended with success so lets wait n see the second coming of Micheal Essien @ stamford bridge ok.

  15. Ghanamam says:

    Essien dont listen to them,you still got a few years left,come and wind them down @ Kotoko Asante we getting big oh

  16. papa says:

    looking at their performance against villa they will surely need a better DM than ramires against man utd. Ramires cud not even make a long pass to the wing! that was so sad. he is only good for breaking up the play but damn he cant pick a pass to save his life.

  17. Masa essien wl b used 4 fa cup nd capital one cup matches…its nt ova yet

  18. Eneh Iyke says:

    Why are people waisting time over a happy man Essien who is not complaining either. Azi, Mikel, Luiz,Moses,Betrand are still on bench and olny Essien is been pointed as the bench master. You quick forgot that Mata and Ba just made their first start of the season. Pls stop chasing shadow on Essien who is happy with his life in Blue colour.

    • GHFUO, BE SERIOUS NOT PRIDEFUL! says:

      DONT MIND THEM. CHELSEA ALWAYS SAYS THEY WANT TO SELL LUIZ. HAVE THEY SOLD HIM? LUIS IS BRAZIL DEFENDER NUMBER 1, BUT CHELSEA HASNT EVEN USED HIM. IS SCOLARI SAYING ANYTHING? GHFUO U TALK TOO MUCH. WHO IS ASTON VILLA FOR MOURINHO TO WASTE HIS BIG GUNS? RELAX..CHELSEA HASNT EVEN PLAYED 5 GAMES N ALL OF SUDDEN PPL ARE CALLING FOR ESSIEN TO LEAVE? FOOLS…I HVNT EVEN SEEN AN EPL GAME YET…

  19. Sam Praise says:

    I don’t know if its really adults or kids running this GSN, what an article? Atimes I wonder if its market women running this site, this news is so immature and childish, knowing fully well that the season has just started, I don’t think you are aware of the number of matches in a season, this is journalism at its lowest, can you name the big stars in Chelsea squad who hasn’t played since the season started? does that mean they are out of favor with the coach? What would you write if Essien plays the next five games? Its either grammatical errors or arrangement errors or immature reportage, grow up GSN!

  20. naija man says:

    I love Michael ESSIEN , even thou I am a NIGERIAN, he is out there representing AFRICA ! I dream of a midfield with RAMIRES, ESSIEN AND MIKEL ! Just that midfield will send any team packing !

  21. Chu says:

    GSN, if u aint got nothing doing, read and enjoy zamfoot or go wash ur daddy’s car. amateurs!!

  22. VmenUSA says:

    Silly article …. Luiz, Torres , Moses are u saying they also axed?