Sports News Fri, 31 May 2019

Michael Essien celebrates with Chelsea players after Europa League victory

Chelsea legend Michael Essien joined the current crop of players in the dressing room after Wednesday night’s Europa League final win over Arsenal.

The Ghanaian midfielder, who now plays in Azerbaijan with Sabail FK, was able to drop in and enjoy the 4-1 victory after missing out on their Europa League triumph of 2012/13.

The 36-year-old midfielder, who signed for Chelsea in 2005 and was one of the stars of the side which won multiple trophies during his 256 appearances.

During his Chelsea days, the Ghanaian won the Premier League twice, the FA Cup twice, the League Cup and he was on the bench for the 2012 Champions League final win having featured earlier in the competition.

He also collected the Chelsea Goal of the Season award twice, for characteristically powerful strikes against Arsenal and Barcelona.

Source: ghanaguardian.com