HATCHET MAN: Two goals in two matches hardly makes shin-digger Essien prolific - he's only got 16 in

16 March 2009 10:06
Michael Essien is back for Chelsea and powering them forward as if he had never  been away.[LNB]But don't be fooled into thinking the midfielder has developed a sharp shooting  habit in the six months he has been out with a serious knee injury.[LNB]Two goals in two games is pretty impressive since his return and he has earned  and deserves a bit of luck, but that is all it is.[LNB] [LNB]Prolific: Michael Essien celebrates his second goal in two games[LNB]Anyone who saw the way the ball flew in off his shin with his fluky, misjudged  shooting effort against Manchester City will know that.[LNB]Essien had scored 14 goals in 146 appearances for Chelsea before his last two  matches and goalscoring is the one area of his game which is sub-standard so he  will no doubt be hitting the back of the stand with his shots again soon.[LNB]   More from Hatchet Man... HATCHET MAN: Unhappy fans should target O'Neill, the real Villan of the piece, not burned-out Agbonlahor [LNB]16/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Come clean Sir Alex: It was cowardice, not anger, that made you dodge the Sky TV cameras[LNB]16/03/09 HATCHET MAN: He's cost City £800,000 a goal and travels worse than cheese in a spacesuit - happy 29th week of fleecing City, Mr Robinho[LNB]16/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Robinson's attack on his West Brom team-mates is more ill-timed than brave[LNB]13/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Owen's return at Newcastle is nothing more than a 'massive' anti-climax[LNB]13/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Dancing fiend: Wright-Phillips goal celebration was more like an Abba routine[LNB]13/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Arsenal's narrow victory in Rome doesn't mean their problems are ancient history[LNB]13/03/09 HATCHET MAN: Rooney may live to regret his hate-filled outburst ahead of Liverpool clash[LNB]13/03/09 VIEW FULL ARCHIVE[LNB]  [LNB]  

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