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Essien enjoys Mourinho bond

Michael Essien wants to play under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea next season, having enjoyed working with him at Real Madrid.

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Mourinho and Essien: Strong working relationship

Mourinho and Essien: Strong working relationship

Mourinho brought Essien to Stamford Bridge in August 2005 for a then-record £24.4million fee from Lyon.

The Portuguese boss borrowed the 30-year-old for the 2012/13 campaign at the Bernabeu and has used him in a variety of roles, including both full-back positions.

The Ghana international midfielder has started 18 games in total in La Liga and a further six in the Champions League.

In June 2010, Essien extended his Chelsea contract until summer 2015 and with his knee injury problems seemingly now behind him, he hopes to continue his career at the Bridge - especially if Mourinho comes back for a second stint in charge.

"We have a very good relationship," said Essien, quoted in The Sun.

"I understand him very well.

"Daddy knows I can play in any position he wants me to, except goalkeeper."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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