Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Sunderland

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 17:30

Barclays Prem

The Liberty Stadium

Last Game

Swansea 0 - 1 Chelsea

Sunday, 13 April 2014, 16:07

Barclays Prem

Agent makes Essien claim

Michael Essien's agent has been quoted as saying that the midfielder could leave Chelsea in the January transfer window.

Last Updated: 31/12/13 at 15:21 Post Comment   

Michael Essien: Chelsea midfielder has struggled for regular action this season

Michael Essien: Chelsea midfielder has struggled for regular action this season

The 31-year-old, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, has struggled to hold down a regular spot in the Chelsea starting XI upon his return to Stamford Bridge.

Essien has made just six appearances this season and he was not included in Chelsea's squad for the UEFA Champions League, making him an an attracive proposition for clubs still competing in Europe.

The player's representative, Fabian Piveteau, has now claimed that a number of clubs have made enquiries about signing the former Lyon man.

"He (Essien) could leave Chelsea this winter," Piveteau told French radio station RMC. "Several major European clubs playing in the Champions League were informed and the situation should settle down within the next 10 days.

"You should know that Michael was not on the list of players who can play in the Champions League with Chelsea, so he is free to play in the competition with another club."

Piveteau also moved to reject to reports that Essien could be set for a return to France with Bastia, the club at which he began his career, saying that only Ligue 1's top clubs could afford to sign the 31-year-old.

"A comeback at Bastia? We must stop with this," added Piveteau. "Michael plays at Chelsea, a big club.

"In Ligue 1 he could play only at Paris Saint-Germain, Lyon... but Bastia, FC Sochaux - without disrespect, no. For them to support the salary of a Chelsea player, it is already impossible."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Championship: Burnley beat Blackpool to move closer to automatic promotion

Burnley moved to the brink of promotion to the Premier League after beating Blackpool 1-0 at Bloomfield Road.

Top three falter in League Two

Promotion nerves hit the top three clubs in Sky Bet League Two as Scunthorpe, Chesterfield and Rochdale all failed to win on Good Friday.

Brentford promoted, Wolves hit six

Brentford sealed promotion from League One with a 1-0 win over Preston, coupled with defeats for Rotherham and Leyton Orient.

Mail Box

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

Mignolet Is The Reason For Liverpool Flying

Mignolet's bad kicking is the reason for Liverpool's success, whilst one man keep notes on F365 mails. Plus England excitement, Arteta and a bad Walsall experience...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property