Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has spoken confidently ahead of the match against United this weekend. The Ghana international who has recently been linked with AC Milan thinks that the Chelsea supporters will be able to do their bit to help the Blues beat the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Essien said: “We have hit a good run of form lately, and have managed to haul ourselves back into the title race. Now we have to beat United to ensure we are in the driving seat and I can assure you we are up for it. The team is playing well and I have no doubt we will give it everything we have to beat them”.
He continued: “We need all the support we can get from the fans and I have no doubt they will be there for us when we need them most”.
Describing Chelsea’s season Essien used a unique analogy. He said: “It has been a sweet and sour season. If it were a sandwich it would be sweet bread at the top, a sour filling and more sweet bread at the bottom. We started the season extremely well, had a sour middle part and are now ending strongly”.
After the match Chelsea and United will only have two more games to play. United are thought to have the easier run in with games against Blackburn and Blackpool while Chelsea have to face Everton and Newcastle United.