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Essien returns for treatment

Michael Essien has returned to Chelsea from Real Madrid to have treatment on a mystery injury.

Last Updated: 30/11/12 at 19:26 Post Comment

Michael Essien: Back at Cobham for a short period

Michael Essien: Back at Cobham for a short period

The midfielder is on a season-long loan at the Santiago Bernabeu, but this has been temporarily put on hold while Blues medical staff assess his condition.

Essien has been out for three weeks with what was believed to be a standard injury, although Real assistant boss Aitor Karanka suggested he had suffered an allergic reaction to medication.

The 29-year-old Ghanaian trained at Chelsea's Cobham headquarters on Friday.

Essien has made 10 appearances for Real Madrid this season, scoring one goal.

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ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

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f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

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ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

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