Essien reveals the player he would have loved to play with

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Chelsea legend Michael Essien has revealed he would have loved to play with Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey.

Essien told South African reporter Carol Tshabalala: “Thomas is such a good player. I’d have loved to play with him.

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“He is a young and talented player making waves in Europe.

“He is one player I’d liked to play alongside but it will never happen.

“It is their time at the Black Stars now so we have to support them and hopefully they can take it from where we left off.”

Essien currently plays for Azerbaijani club Sabail.

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