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06.12.2019 Football News

Michael Essien Names His Strike Against Arsenal As His Best Goal For Chelsea

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Michael Essien Names His Strike Against Arsenal As His Best Goal For Chelsea
LISTEN DEC 6, 2019

Ghana midfielder, Michael Essien has chosen his strike against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge as his best for Chelsea.

The 37-year-old who established himself as one of the best midfield kingpins at the club scored an audacious goal in a London derby in December 2006.

Essien who was used in every position from defence to midfield during his nine-year stay in London scored 25 career goals for the Blues and he has singled out the stunner in the game with Arsenal as his all-time greatest.

“Obviously, people always ask me about my best goal at Chelsea and I say the one against Arsenal although the Barcelona goal was also great. Arsenal are our greatest rivals so scoring a goal like that against them you have to put it on top.” Essien told Chelsea TV.

“It was a difficult game for us, we were losing 1-0, Ashley Cole retrieved the ball from the back and found Lampard. I just asked for the ball from him and without thinking twice, I hit the shot. At first, it seemed like it was going off target but it entered the net.”

Essien, 37, currently features for FC Sabial in Azerbaijan.

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