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Michael Essien Backs Chelsea To Win Champion League After Impressive 1st Leg Win Over Porto

Former Chelsea midfielder, Michael Essien, has backed his former club to win the ongoing Uefa Champions League.

The Premier League club took a huge advantage in their quarterfinals first leg against FC Porto by recording a 2-0 win on Wednesday at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizuan in Sevilla.

In an interview, the club legend has backed Chelsea squad to win the competition and believes it will be a great achievement for them and the club.

“I think they can win it. If they win the Champions League that would be a great achievement for the players and the football club,” Essien, who won the Champions League in 2012, told talkSPORTS.

“I have to be proud of him [Frank Lampard] for what he did because I think he did a very good job.

“He brought several young players through so I think he did a good job. He did very well.”

He also heaped praised Thomas Tuchel and said he is the right choice for the job.

Chelsea will play either Liverpool or Real Madrid in the semi-finals should they win or draw in the return game against Porto.

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