ESPN has ranked Michael Essien as Chelsea’s 2nd best African Player of all time in the English Premier League. The Ghanaian midfielder was ranked just behind Cote d’Ivoire’s Didier Drogba and ahead of Nigeria’s John Obi Mikel in the ranking by ESPN.
Reports say Essien was chosen based on the fact that while at Chelsea he proved himself with his extraordinary tackling techniques. These techniques made him a star at Stamford Bridge. His trappings at Chelsea include 4 FA cups and 2 English Premiership trophies.
But he was able to clinch the Champions League in 2012 despite not being used much of that season. Nowadays Essien has decided to spend the rest of his playing career in Far East Indonesia where he joined the club Persib and has become an instant superstar.
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