ESSIEN: Like Carlo, Nominated but won't win it!.

It will be tough on Michael Essien after being nominated for the player of the month award up against Gareth Bale, Rafa van der Vaart, You...

Upton Park, West Ham v Chelsea , Premier League 11/09/2010  Michael Essien of Chelsea celebrates scoring the 1st goal with Branislav Ivanovic Photo Marc Atkins Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

It will be tough on Michael Essien after being nominated for the player of the month award up against Gareth Bale, Rafa van der Vaart, Youssouf Mulumbu, Javier Hernandez, Nani and Carlos Tevez.

Essien's role is very different to that of the others and if you ask me, there isn't a stronger player in our game in his position. It's the people he is up against and the position they play and the publicity they receive compared to unsung hero like Essien that gives the others a better chance of winning.

Van der Vaart for example has received alot of plaudits for his performances so far and the goals and assists he has created. Tevez's goals, Hernandez's goals and Bales performances will get more headlines than Essien.

He may not win the award this month, but the Chelsea fans and players know just how good he is and how good it is to have him back!


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