Previous
Huddersfield Town
Reading
(4) 0
(3) 0
FT-Pens
Game Details
TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
VfL Wolfsburg
0
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 0 - 2
Game Details
Al-Ain
Esteghlal
6
1
FT
Leg 2Aggregate: 6 - 2
Game Details
Al Ahli
Al-Ahly
0
3
LIVE 84'
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 4
Game Details
Japan U19
Cuba U20
1
1
FT
Game Details
England U18
Angola U20
1
0
FT
Game Details
Next

Essien in line for early return

Michael Essien is making excellent progress from injury, with Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas expecting the midfielder to be fit before the end of December.

Essien has had wretched luck with injuries in the past couple of years and ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the summer. It was initially feared that he could be sidelined for the whole of the campaign, but he has made giant strides and could play again this year.

"Essien is making good progress and we're thinking end of December," Villas-Boas said.

Didier Drogba recently had surgery to remove a metal plate dating back to an injury in 2010 and is on target to face Liverpool.

"Didier will start training as we enter the second week of the international break and we hope he'll be available for the Liverpool game," Villas-Boas said.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.