2012 Champions League winner believes Chelsea can win the Champions League this year

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Chelsea are not one of the favourites to win the Champions League this season, but the Blues were also not among the favourites to clinch the trophy nine years ago in Munich.

Michael Essien who was part of the 2012 Champions League winning squad, has backed Chelsea to win win Cup this season, and he believes that the Blues have what it takes.

“I think they can win it,” Essien told talkSPORT. “If they win the Champions League that would be a great achievement for the players and the football club.”

Essien also took time to hail the job done by former boss Frank Lampard.

“I think they can win it,” Essien told talkSPORT. “If they win the Champions League that would be a great achievement for the players and the football club.”

Meanwhile, the former Chelsea midfielder believes Tuchel is the right man for the Chelsea job.

“He’s come in and is doing a great job at the moment,” Essien continued. “I think he’s the right man for the team.

“We just have to support him and wish him very well. Hopefully he can continue the good job he’s doing at the moment with the football club and the players he’s got.”

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