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Malouda: Essien return massive for Chelsea

Florent Malouda says the return to full fitness of Michael Essien has been massive for Chelsea.

For the win at MSK Zilina, Essien's strike after 12 minutes was his third in two games, and his team-mate is delighted the Ghanaian is back and firing after seven months out at the end of last season.

"He is a machine, a train, and I am really happy to see Michael get his fitness," the 30-year-old told chelseafc.com. "He is playing full of confidence, he is top and he is scoring goals. I think he will give more to the team and the best is still to come."

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