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.
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.
Prolific: Michael Essien celebrates his second goal in two games
Anyone who saw the way the ball flew in off his shin with his fluky, misjudged shooting effort against Manchester City will know that.
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.
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