Chelsea’s Michael Essien should be fit to face Spurs
Chelsea have received a boost ahead of their weekend fixture against London rivals Tottenham, with the news that Michael Essien’s apparent knee injury is not as serious as first thought and that the player may feature on Saturday.
The Ghanian international limped off in The Blues 3-0 victory over West Ham last Saturday, with what appeared to be a left knee injury. This would have been concerning for Chelsea fans as the midfielder has suffered long layoffs in recent seasons with cartillage and ligament damage in both knees.
However the club have released a statement detailing that the knock is not as serious as it first looked and that the African has a chance of featuring against Tottenham.
“Scans show no significant issues in that area,” a club statement read.
“Michael had a minor problem with a tendon above his knee during the West Ham game and came off as a precaution. We will look at him over the course of this week with regards to his availability for the weekend.”
Chelsea are six points behind league leading Manchester United with four games remaining and must win their remaining fixtures to stand any chance of retaining their Premier League title, starting with the game against Spurs at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
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