Football Fans Pick Essien Ahead of Kante & Makelele As the Best Defensive Midfielder in Chelsea’s History

Football Fans Pick Essien Ahead of Kante & Makelele As the Best Defensive Midfielder in Chelsea’s History

  • Michael was chosen unanimously as the best defensive midfielder Chelsea has ever had in the club's history ahead of French great Claude Makelele and World Cup winner N'Golo Kante
  • Essien, nicknamed the 'Bison' for his tireless work rate, spent nine trophy-laden years at Stamford Bridge
  • All three can be classified as legends of the club following the stellar careers they had with the Blues

Former Ghana international Michael Essien has been chosen as Chelsea's best defensive midfielder ahead of N'Golo Kante and Claude Makelele.

Essien was clearly the people's choice in the discussion of who is Chelsea's best ever defensive midfielder with most followers of the club preferring the Ghanaian ahead of Kante and Makelele.

In a post on social media, spotted by Sports Brief, the views of social media users primarily supporters of Chelsea were being solicited on who was Chelsea's best defensive midfielder in the club's history.

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Michael Essien, Claude Makelele and N'Golo Kante are held in high esteem at Chelsea. Photos by Ryan Pierse, Etsuo Hara and Visionhaus
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Essien joined Chelsea from Olympique Lyon in the summer of 2005 at a fee which made him the most expensive African footballer at the time and went on to spend an illustrious nine years with the Blues.

How did fans react to the question of Chelsea's greatest defensive midfielder?

@PrinceTawiah1 wrote:

He is the best amongst the 3, an all-round player

@SolomonTakyi added:

Essien was very versatile and helped the team in different positions on the pitch. That to me is what can make him the ultimate choice. His passing and assists coupled with goals was awesome

@Stevie_Thuli said:

Essien was a human-machine.

@mingle_tweets stressed:

Michael Essien is my best midfielder of all time!

@ClintsAyebare tweeted:

Michael Essien was bigger than a bus, infact he was a train

Football fans divided on who was the better midfielder between Michael Essien and Mikel Obi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Ghana will renew their rivalry against Nigeria on Friday in the World Cup play-off but there is an ongoing debate over who is the better player between former Black Stars midfielder Michael Essien and ex-Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi.

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Twitter has been left divided with fans expressing their choice after the UEFA Champions League handle on the app posted the question about who was the favourite, a day to the big derby in Ghana.

Ghana's Michael Essien is currently leading the polls but many have argued Mikel Obi had a better career in terms of trophies.

Source: Sports Brief News