Chelsea defender Reece James has named former Ghana International Michael Essien as one of his favorite Club legends.
The right-back was a big admirer of the ex-Chelsea midfielder growing up.
Essien was a cult-hero at Chelsea, spending seven years at the Club where he won the League title, League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League.
He was regarded as one of the best midfielders in the English Premier League during his time with the blues.
James idolizes the former BBC African Footballer of the Year winner.
“Drogba, probably Essien and the manager Frank Lampard,” the 20-year-old said when asked about his favorite Club legends.
Currently Essien works as one of the youth team Coaches at Danish Club Nordjaelland.
Reece James came through the youth system at Chelsea and earned an opportunity under manager Frank Lampard who has made the England International one of his regular players in the Chelsea squad since taking over the Club.