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Chelsea's Sidwell ready to fill Essien boots

Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell is confident of filling Michael Essien's boots when the Ghana star leaves for the African Nations Cup in January.

The 24 year-old said: "I knew I'd have to bide my time and work hard to get a place in the team when I signed for this club from Reading.

"To be honest, I've had more chances so far than I thought I would but this is another to show what I am capable of.

"I know the previous manager had a slot in mind for me when some of the players were away at the African Nations Cup.

"When the new boss took over we had a chat and he said the same thing, so I am keen to get going as soon as possible."

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