Essien confident Chelsea will beat Man City

Posted On Aug 28 2020 by

first_imgMidfielder Michael Essien has talked up Chelsea’s chances in winning Sunday’s crucial clash with Manchester City at the Stamford Bridge, claiming the game will be decided in midfield, part of the pitch he patrols.It was the Ghanaian midfielder whose solitary header secured maximum points for the West London side the last time they defeated City at the Stamford Bridge in 2009.Essien is now relishing the opportunity to get the better of players like Patrick Vieira, Gareth Barry, Nigel De Jong and Yaya Touré and see the Blues finish in a third place before the international break.‘They have some tough players in the midfield and we have some as well so it is going to be really tough in there and there is going to be movement all over the pitch,’ Essien said.‘It is going to be physical and it is always hard playing Man City. They will come here and make things difficult for us but with the players we have got and playing in front of our fans, hopefully that will give us the advantage to go out there and get the three points.’One player Essien is pleased will be alongside him in midfield if he is selected, is Ramires who is now a regular in the side midway through his first season in England. ‘Ramires has adapted to the Premier League now and you can see he has been doing great for us,’ Essien praises.‘With his energy and his pace and his movement going forward, it is good to have him in the team.’Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more


Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgTragic Conor Boyle’s mum has paid a loving tribute to her courageous son.Conor will be retweeting in heaven says his mum.Heartbroken Sheila Boyle posted a message on Facebook in which she thanked everyone for supporting her son and family over the past two weeks.Sheila said the 18 year old Loughanure teenager will be keeping in touch with everyone he has left behind in his own unique way. “He will be sitting in heaven this evening looking down to see how many likes he got on Facebook and how many re-tweets he got on Twitter,” she said.Sheila and husband Hugh have stayed beside Conor’s bedside in hospital since a car crash plunged him into a coma two weeks ago in London.Sheila said “Sadly this morning our precious son Conor Boyle lost the biggest battle of his life . From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank everybody for their support and prayers over the last two weeks. We would also like to thank our family and friends who were with us at Addenbrokes hospital in Cambridge.”The mum of six boys paid a special thanks to Megan Greene from Maghery who is a staff nurse at the hospital saying Megan was their rock throughout these dark days. She said the family are astonished and overwhelmed the way the local community, county and beyond has pulled together to offer their support and well wishes through social media, phone calls and texts.Sheila said Conor excelled in every sport he participated in, mainly boxing , GAA and soccer.“He never bothered with basketball as he wasn’t the biggest man in the world but he had the biggest heart.”His loving mum said Conor was “caring, full of life, confident and funny.”And she recalled “In recent weeks he even had a 64 year old work colleague doing press-up for his own entertainment , which he recorded and posted on his Facebook page. “If you were lucky enough to have met Conor you would know why he was so well liked and left a lasting impression on everybody, young or old he would find something in common.”She admitted that they are now broken hearted and life will never be the same without their beloved son.“Conor’s favourite saying was “some man me” and that you were. From the proudest parents in the world. Hugh and Sheila.”TRAGIC CONOR’S MUM – HE’S IN HEAVEN COUNTING FACEBOOK LIKES AND RETWEETS was last modified: September 21st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Conor BoylecrashdadFacebookHughmumSheilaTwitterlast_img read more