With new hopes for the new season in Premier League, Chelsea is dealing with an important issue. The Ghana midfielder, Michael Essien, sustained a knee injury that might leave him on the bench during the season. The injury was incurred during pre-season training and the Blues are assessing his condition.
Michael Essien is used with these things, after he missed much of the 2008/2009 campaign because of an anterior cruciate ligament problem suffered while on international duty, but for the club would mean a great lost in the team strategy for the next season.
Chelsea’s officials declared: “Michael Essien suffered an injury to his right knee during training this week. He will undergo tests over the next few days to determine the extent of that injury. Until we have the full results of those tests we will not be commenting further.”
His perfect fit is a key in the next season for Chelsea, especially after he came through the 2010/11 campaign strongly, making 33 appearances in the Barclays Premier League and scoring three times.
The Blues are preparing for their departure to the Far East to make an appearance in the Barclays Asia Cup where they’ll play against Hong Kong champions, Kitchee.