The Ghanaian is now playing for AC Milan but keeps track of Chelsea's results.
There is no doubt that Michael Essien remains a fan favourite at Chelsea. The Ghanaian signed for the club From Lyon back in 2005 for a big fee, costing the club around £24.4 million.
He went on to become a pivotal member of the Chelsea side for many seasons, his versatility and commitment a truly valuable commodity.
Unfortunately, toward the end of his Chelsea career, injury struck. After a loan spell, with Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid, he eventually left Chelsea for a new challenge at AC Milan last January.
No hard feelings of course and Essien and the club continue to have a good connection.
This week the midfielder has been discussing his former team and their title hopes.
He erred on the side of caution on the matter of potential Premier League supremacy, while he also explains the difference between this team and the one he played for under Mourinho:
"It’s too early to say they are racing to the Premier League but they have put themselves in a good position. I am sure they know nothing is won in December so they will keep going till the end.
"It’s a totally different team [to our team] as we were a destructive team. We had some flair players but not as many as the current team, and what we did well was destroy teams and made sure you never had a sniff of a chance. This team will get there at some point but they are a delight to watch and I am sure Chelsea fans are loving their play."
Yesterday of course Chelsea could have done with Essien in midfield. as without the presence of Nemanja Matic, they struggled to contain the marauding duo of Jack Colback and Moussa Sissoko.