Ghanaian international Michael Essien is planning a comeback at Chelsea next season. During the 2011/12 league campaign, Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien suffered a ligament rupture which kept him out of action for nearly six months. He went on to make only 14 Premier League appearances. The following season (2012/13), Real Madrid enquired about him on a potential season-long loan deal – which was accepted. He went on to make 21 appearances, scoring two goals. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, formerly of Real Madrid, was the man who brought the midfielder to Madrid last season. His spell with the Spanish outfit went well, and Essien’s fitness and form have both dramatically improved.