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Essien urges Chelsea to keep faith with Conte

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Essien takes pride in Salah's achievement for Africa

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The end beckons for Michael Essien after Persib snub

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Michael Essien urges Chelsea to keep faith with Antonio Conte

Chelsea great Michael Essien has urged his former club to keep faith with head coach Antonio Conte despite their struggles this term.

The Blues have mounted a feeble title defence this season, and have their work cut out to qualify for next year's Champions League.

They're currently five points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with four matches to play, and their underwhelming form has prompted speculation about Conte's future.

However, former Chelsea midfielder Essien believes that the Italian...

Essien takes pride in Salah's achievement for Africa

Former Chelsea star Michael Essien has hailed Mohamed Salah's 'amazing' impact in the Premier League and is proud to see an African star thriving at the top level.

Salah saw off competition from Manchester City trio Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Leroy Sane to win the PFA Player of the Year award on Sunday, adding yet another accolade to his fine campaign.

The Egypt international has already netted 31 goals in 33 Premier League outings so far this term, and remains in the running for the Champions...

Panathinaikos settle debts with Michael Essien, two others in effort to avoid points deduction

Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien reflects on the Blues' 2017-18 season and his days playing at Stamford Bridge.

ATHENS, Greece -- Panathinaikos say long-delayed payments have been made to Michael Essien and two others in an effort to avoid losing nine points as the Greek club struggles with mounting debts and the threat of relegation.

A sports judge ordered Panathinaikos to settle debts with Essien, Argentine winger Sebastian Leto and Spanish forward Toche within three days or lose the points.

Club officials did not say how much money had been paid.

Essien moved to Panathinaikos from AC Milan in 2015 and...

The end beckons for Michael Essien after Persib snub

The biggest story in Ghanaian football this week has been the news, from Indonesia, that Michael Essien has been deemed surplus to requirements by Persib Bandung.

It is the sort of headline that few Ghanaian football fans ever thought they'd see, as one of the nation's all-time greatest reaches a new career low.

With Indonesian clubs only able to register three foreign players, Essien has found himself on the outside, having made 29 appearances and scored five goals for the Bandung Tigers.

"I kind...

Picking Jose Mourinho's All-African Dream Team at Chelsea

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho had two spells at Chelsea, and enjoyed the services of a swathe of African stars.

Ahead of his meeting with his former club on Sunday, KweséESPN had a go at picking The Special One's All-African Chelsea Dream XI.

Goalkeeper: Yves Makabu-Ma-Kalambay - There was only one contender for the goalkeeping spot in this dream team, with Belgian-born Democratic Republic of Congo stopper Ma-Kalambay the only option.

He moved to Chelsea as a youngster in 2003 and was...

 By Paul Murphy

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Guthrie signs with Indonesia's Mitra Kukar

PJ Roberts assesses if Rafael van der Vaart is suited for a move to Indonesian club Bali United.

Former Newcastle United and Liverpool midfielder Danny Guthrie has joined Mitra Kukar in Indonesia's Liga 1, just after his ex-Reds' teammate Mohamed Sissoko left the club.

The Indonesian side confirmed the signing on their Facebook page, showing images of Guthrie undergoing his medical check.

Guthrie signs as a free agent, his most recent spell with Blackburn Rovers having ended last year. His contract is for one year, with the option of an extension.

"Hopefully the presence of Danny is able to...