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Essien Excluded From Champions League Squad

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It has been revealed today that Michael Essien will not be registered as part of Chelsea’s Champion’s League squad with the new signings of Willian, Marco van Ginkel, Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle all ebing included. 

Michael Essien spent all of last season on loan at Real Madrid under new Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho making a total of 34 appearances in all competitions but has yet to feature for Chelsea this season. 

Essien moved to Chelsea in 2005 from Lyon, the Ghanaian international has mad 163 appearances for Chelsea as well as 49 appearances in European competitions but will not feature in this seasons Champions League group stage. Essien could feature in the Champions League but it would be after the group stages at the earliest and this appears to be unlikely. 

Chelsea face Basel, Schalke and Steaua Bucharest in Group E of the Champions League, last year Chelsea were knocked out of the group stages and went on to win the Europa League. 

Full Chelsea Champions League squad:

Goalkeeper:

Petr Cech, Marck Schwarzer, Jamal Blackman.

Defenders:

Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ryan Bertrand.

Midfielders:

Ramires, Frank Lampard, Juan Mata, Oscar, John Obi Mikel, Kevin de Bruyne, Marco van Ginkel, Eden Hazard, Willian.

Forwards:

Fernando Torres, Andre Schurlle, Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o.

James Moss – @JMoss_13

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