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Ghana Legend Michael Essien Reveals Favourite Chelsea Teammate
- Ghanaian legend Michael Essien has named his favourite teammate at the club level
- The ex-Ghana international played alongside several greats including Didier Drogba
- Essien retired from football in 2020 after almost two decades of football successes
Former Ghana midfielder, Michael Essien has named his favourite teammate years after retiring from the sport.
The former Chelsea player, who is currently moulding his career as a manager, shared the pitch with several greats including the likes of John Terry and Didier Drogba.
However, in picking his best teammate at a club level, the 40-year-old named another Blues legend as the best he had ever played alongside.
"Everybody is my teammate. I love all my teammates; I mean, it's hard to choose. But I would go for Frank Lampard. I mean, being a midfielder that scores a lot of goals every season is quite amazing," he told Goal Africa, as quoted by GhanaSoccernet.
Essien and Lampard enjoyed huge success at Chelsea, winning the Premier League, the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League.
The former Black Stars icon added that former Manchester United midfielder, Paul Scholes was the most difficult opponent he faced.
The Ghanaian is an assistant manager at Danish outfit, FC Nordsjaelland since he hung up his boots after a glittering two decades of action.
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He joined past winners of the competition, including Clarence Seedorf and Kaka, in the Turkish capital of Istanbul for a game as part of events before the main encounter.
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Essien played for Real Madrid
Sports Brief also reported on legendary Ghanaian midfielder, Essien discussing his Real Madrid stint during the 2012/13 season.
The former Chelsea player spent one season on loan in the Spanish capital during Jose Mourinho's time as manager of Los Blancos.
Essien was in the twilight of his career with the Blues after struggles with injuries and game time when the Special One called him.