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Essien celebrates his goal in final game for Real Madrid
Michael Essien scored in Real Madrid’s final La Liga game against Osasuna to sign off on his loan spell on a scoring note.
The Ghana international who played the entire game at an unusual left-back position capped an impressive showing by scoring his second goal for Real Madrid in their 4-2 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.
Essien is set to return to Chelsea alongside Jose Mourinho this summer but ensured he left his mark on the team by scoring the second of the game in the 38th minute.
This was after Gonzalo Higuain had edged the dethroned Spanish champions ahead three minutes earlier with a cool finish.
However two goals earlier in the second half through Roberto Torres and Cejudo turned drew Osasuna level to turn the game on its head.
Real Madrid however restored its lead in the 69th minute through Karim Benzema before Jose Callejon wrapped up the win three minutes from time to end a disappointing season for Jose Mo...
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The Premier League has apologized to Chelsea after publishing an article on their website confirming Jose Mourinho as their new boss.
The article, headlined 'Jose Mourinho makes Chelsea return', was published with Monday's date on it and has since been removed from the premierleague.com website. A spokesman for the Premier League confirmed the article had been published...
Jose Mourinho has criticized the ethics of modern soccer following his departure as manager of Real Madrid.
The 50-year old, who is expected to be confirmed as the new manager of Chelsea in the coming days, took charge of his final game of the Bernabeu club in the 4-2 win over Osasuna on Saturday.
Mourinho was unable to retain the La Liga title in his final season in Spain and...
Real Madrid beat Osasuna 4-2 Saturday in Jose Mourinho's last game before his expected return to the Premier League.
Before the match, the Portuguese coach gave a short goodbye in a statement on Madrid's website after a three-year stint in the Spanish capital.
''I wish all of Real Madrid's supporters much happiness in the future,'' Mourinho said. '...
Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he will be the new Chelsea manager by the end of the week as he "feels the people there love me".
Mourinho's era as Real Madrid boss ended on Saturday night with a 4-2 win over Osasuna in the Primera Division, with the Portuguese having already confirmed he would leave the Spanish giants at the end of the season.
Before he left Spain...
Essien will play under Mourinho at Chelsea once again
Michael Essien insists his ‘daddy’ Jose Mourinho wants him to be part of his Chelsea squad next season.
Essien, 30, is expected to return to London after completing a season-long loan at Spanish giants Real Real Madrid.
Mourinho has confirmed he will leave the Santiago Bernabeu and now looks set to make his hugely-anticipated...
The world’s worst kept secret was finally exposed in a more legitimate way when the English Premier League website published a premature story, which was dated for June 3rd. In what has looked like a done deal for weeks now, Jose seems to be headed to Chelsea on June 3rd. The story’s title read “Jose Mourinho makes Chelsea return’ and was followed by this text:
Why keeping David Luiz should be Mourinho’s top priority - originally posted on Soccerlens.comJose Mourinho will have several priorities when he’s confirmed as Chelsea’s next manager and the main one should be trying to keep David Luiz at the club.
The Brazilian has been tipped to follow his international teammate Neymar to the Nou Camp as the long term replacement for Carles...
Jose Mourinho faces a chronic shortage of first-choice players as he prepares for his final game in charge of Real Madrid against Osasuna at the Bernabeu.
Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be sidelined after missing training during the week due to the back injury that kept him out of last weekend's game at Real Sociedad.
Pepe, Xabi Alonso and Kaka also missed training during...
Barcelona is already aiming to build on its fourth Spanish league title in five seasons by pairing Lionel Messi with Brazil sensation Neymar, while Real Madrid is looking to president Florentino Perez to move past the tumultuous era of Jose Mourinho.
Barcelona is set to welcome the 21-year-old Neymar on Monday in its first major signing since the arrival of Cesc Fabregas two summers...
Essien and Mourinho in their last game for Real Madrid
Chelsea have confirmed that Jose Mourinho has been appointed as their new coach on a four-year contract, sparking hopes of Michael Essien’s long-term future at the Premier League side.
The 50-year-old, who left Real Madrid on Saturday after three years in charge at the La Liga club, led the Blues to six trophies during his...
Jose Mourinho has traded his final blow in his battle with Iker Casillas, by excluding the Spain captain from tomorrow's season-closer against Osasuna.
Mourinho will leave Madrid after the game, bringing to an end a tumultuous three-year spell in charge.
The Portuguese coach is respected for winning the title last season but has isolated sections of the club's supporters...
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Jose Mourinho last night broke his silence to confirm for the first time he is the new Chelsea boss.
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Glenn Murray is hoping to overcome his cruciate knee injury to feature in Crystal Palace's Premier League campaign.
The 29-year old was the Championship's top scorer with 30 goals, but he missed out on Palace's Wembley win over Watford after being stretchered off in the play-off semi-final clash with Brighton.
Murray is set to undergo surgery over the summer and he...
There was an interesting article on one of the Chelsea blogs yesterday, that suggested Demba Ba could return to Newcastle this summer. Demba Ba – a possible return to Newcastle – very unlikely It’s linked with Jose Mourinho coming back to manage Chelsea again, which should be announced today or at least early this week. [...]
Michael Essien leaves Real Madrid with his head high up
By Ameenu Shardow
Michael Essien has bid Real Madrid an emotional farewell as he returns to English club Chelsea.
The Ghana international excelled during his season’s-long loan deal with the dethroned La Liga outfit.
The 30-year-old has rebuilt his reputation as one of the world’s most formidable midfielders following his...