Madrid secure Essien loan
August 31, 2012
By ESPN staff
• Chelsea 1-4 Atletico Madrid
Essien, 29, had fallen down the pecking order at Chelsea after the arrival of several midfielders this summer and now reunites with former Blues boss Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu.
The Ghana international had been a key part of the Blues' success during Mourinho's time at the club after signing from Lyon in 2005, making 247 appearances ...