Chelsea news – Ancelotti forced abroad? Cech: Magpies defeat a hangover, Essien to make Ghana return

Essien to make Ghana return.

Michael Essien returned to the Ghana squad on Tuesday and is expected to play his first international the first time in 16 months.

The midfielder last played for his country at the Cup of Nations back in January 2010, before injuries disrupted both his international and club career.

He is included in the squad that will face Republic of Congo in a qualifier for the aforementioned competition and a friendly against South Korea at the start of June.

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Cech: Magpies defeat a hangover.

Petr Cech says Chelsea were suffering a hangover after losing their Premier League title, as they took on Newcastle in their final home game, according to Yahoo Sport.

The Blues were lethargic at best against the Geordies and many supporters left before the squad even started their lap of honour, which suggests all is not well at the club.

However, the Czech goalkeeper said hearing confirmation of Man Utd winning the title had deflated his team: “It seemed to me that in each of us there was still disappointment from not winning the title, as on Saturday Manchester United captured it,” he added.

“We wanted badly to win the last match of the season at Stamford Bridge and conceding in the last minute is not the best way to reward our fans, who have supported us all year.”

Ancelotti forced abroad?

Carlo Ancelotti could be out of the game for a year if he gets sacked from Chelsea due to a clause in his contract, Mirror football report.

It states in his contract that he is not allowed to work for another Premier League outfit within 12 months of leaving the Blues; this means he would have to either go abroad or take a year out on gardening leave.

The Italian is still waiting to hear his fate from Roman Abramovich; a meeting is scheduled for after their final game at Goodison Park against Everton, and Ancelotti admits he is totally in the dark.

“It’s not my decision and I don’t know when the club will take its decision. I would like to stay, but if that’s not possible I will find another solution.”

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