Chelsea’s most important player has been working feverishly over the last couple of months to make a shock return to the squad. And with Chelsea in the fight of their life at the moment, this news couldn’t have come at a better time.
And although he still has some work to do at the club’s Cobham training facility before he can be considered match fit, Essien is optimistic that he could make his long-awaited return at the end of March.
“According to [rehabilitation physio Thierry] Laurent, it should not take more than one month for me to play actively again,” Essien told 90minutes.
“He has assured me that once we go through a few other exercises for two or three weeks, I should be fit enough to return to the pitch.” (Setanta)
Essien has been the key cog in the midfield for some time. While Lampard may get the accolades for his goals and weekly wages, any supporter knows that the real bull in the midfield is Michael Essien. The club has struggled to maintain some consistency in the center of the pitch while he’s been out, so you can be sure that they’ll welcome Essien back with open arms when he finally returns from his injury.