Essien: Chelsea can survive without me

Michael Essien is confident Chelsea can survive without him as he prepares to leave for Ghana's African Nations Cup campaign.

"I want to do well for my club before I go away - and then the other players can do their job when I'm away," he said. "I will keep working hard and do something before I leave.

"We have got other world-class players here, so I'm sure they can do their job."

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