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Arsenal legend Wright: With Essien, Chelsea will retain title

Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Chelsea will successfully defend their title with a fully fit Michael Essien now available.

Wrighty is backing the 27-year-old to make up for lost time with an all-action performance against Roberto Di Matteo's West Bromwich Albion.

He told The Sun: "Essien is like a new signing - he's top quality.

"For me, if he has a good season Chelsea will probably win the Premier League again.

"Manchester United are always going to be a force but Essien is only going to get better.

"Right now, I'll tip Chelsea again because of the experience they've got."

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