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Essien Expected to be fit for first EPL Clash

15th July 2010

Chelsea FC's champion midfielder Michael Essien is expected to be fit for the first EPL match against West Bromwich Albion on August 14.

Essien has not played since December, due to complications following knee surgery.

Having missed Ghana's recent World Cup campaign, Essien is reported to be doing double training sessions at Chelsea FC's base in Cobham, to give himself every chance to be available for the season opener against this season's EPL new boys.