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Michael Essien could miss six months of Chelsea's season after surgery on cruciate knee injury

The midfielder looks set for another extended spell on the sidelines after the Blues confirmed the 28-year-old underwent an operation...

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Sahil1973d ago

Oooh.. big blow for chelsea.

mastiffchild1972d ago

Well,if we'd seen the real Essien last season it MIGHT have been the massive blow it was the last time his knee went but he's just NEVER gonna be that player again and would, I'd bet a house on it, have been on his way out had this not happened. It's really just a financial blow I reckon in losing what Chelsea would have gotten for him-I just never see him returning to being the terror he once was, which is really sad.

Sahil1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

You never know.. maybe he wud've performed better this season but now the injury will try n keep that a mystery. Same with lampard, hope essien doesn't get worse after the injury.

zeddy1973d ago

that sucks man. they definitely need a new midfielder now modric or not.

mastiffchild1972d ago

Moutinho would be a better fit for the Essien role as Modric can't do the same kind of destructive work whereas Moutinho might-Modric is the creative influence Chelsea want but that transfer is getting MESSY. I'm just gutted Chelsea aren't buying any wide players. I know Villas likes 4 3 3 with TWO strikers and one true wide player but we haven't got ONE at the minute so what's going on is anyone's guess-as is usual at Chelsea these days.