Michael Essien feeling as motivated as ever

Essien feeling as motivated as ever
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Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien insists that he is as motivated as ever ahead of the new Premier League season.

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has insisted that he is as motivated as ever ahead of the new Premier League season.

The 30-year-old, who has been plagued by injuries in recent years, spent the last campaign on loan at Real Madrid.

"I am ready to give my all to Chelsea," Sky Sports News quotes Essien as saying. "I haven't lost any desire or motivation.

"I have been working hard in the last few weeks to be physically and mentally fit for the season and I feel good about my work so far."

Chelsea start the new Premier League season at home to Hull City on August 18.

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