Chelsea has an important game in the next stage of Barclays Premier League against Tottenham Hotsput and Essien might be available to play.
Scans have shown Essien suffered only a minor tendon problem in Saturday’s victory over West Ham United with a smashing 3-0 for the Blues.
This thing was an important discussion subject, with the midfielder having missed significant parts of the past two seasons with cartilage and ligament problems in both knees.
Scans showed the problem actually was with a tendon but Essien with his 28 years, escaped any serious damage and will be monitored ahead of Saturday evening’s Spurs match.
Chelsea declared: “Michael had a minor problem with a tendon above his knee during the West Ham game and came off as a precaution.
“Scans show no significant issues in that area.
“We will look at him over the course of this week with regards to availability for the weekend.”
Losing an important player like Essien for the final four fixtures of the season would have been a blow to Chelsea‘s slim hopes of retaining the Barclays Premier League title.
If the player won’t recover in time for this weekend, his place could be taken by Ramires, who had been expected to return after two and a half weeks out with a hamstring injury.