Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien plays 75 minutes for the reserves as he steps up his recovery from a knee injury.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien stepped up his recovery from a knee injury by playing 75 minutes for the club's reserves this afternoon.
The Ghanaian international has yet to feature this season having ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament during pre-season training.
It is the second the time in his Blues career that the 29-year-old has suffered the injury.
He is expected to return to the Chelsea squad next month.
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