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Ancelotti: Essien return fantastic for Chelsea

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti admits the return to full fitness of Michael Essien has been massive.

Ancelotti acknowledges the part Essien is currently playing in keeping the goal-heavy start going.

"We missed him last year, the injury was very bad for us," the manager told chelseafc.com.

"We lost a fantastic player and now his contribution is fantastic. He came back from the injury very well, it is not easy after a year out to play like he is now. He is confident and starting to score goals. I hope he will be fit for all the year."

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