Michael Essien can't wait for Jose Mourinho-Ian Holloway face-off on December 14

Ian Holloway and Jose Mourinho will clash on December 14

Ian Holloway and Jose Mourinho will clash on December 14

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is itching for their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace due to the ‘funny’ press conferences of the two managers – Jose Mourinho and Ian Holloway.

Essien, who returned to Stamford Bridge after a loan spell at Real Madrid last season, says he is a huge fan of the way both coaches conduct themselves in front of the media.

And the Ghana midfielder is hoping to be “delighted” by the pair’s sense of humour around the Blues’ clashes with the Eagles this season.

“I can’t wait for Chelsea v Crystal Palace, both home and away – not only for the football but for the press conferences of both managers,” Essien wrote on his blog on Chelsea’s website.

“In my view the two funniest press conference managers – José Mourinho v Ian Holloway.

“Apart from taking their respective games and team performances seriously, they bring a lighter side to football.

“Whenever I listen to them, they make me laugh so much and they show that football needs and has a sense of humour.

“They are two brilliant coaches who have achieved so much for their various teams and know how to entertain on and off the pitch.

“I hope they both appear on the same stage and delight us all with their sense of humour. Comic relief should get them to do a piece to raise funds for charity if possible.”

Chelsea host Palace at Stamford Bridge on 14 December, before the return fixture at Selhurst Park on 29 March.


  1. Sefmade says:

    We pipo cant we see that its there time to represent us.It’s hates to learn that its chipo time to represent us @ world and lift the triuphy.I blame Appiah how do u select locals for th dangerous zambia.anyway am ghanian but I predict 4 nill in favor of zambia

  2. Papa Nkrumah says:

    Stop being silly. We all know this is an unintelligent attempt at impersonation. And it’s not funny fake Selfmade. We will do our talking on the field.

  3. Sefmade says:

    @papa nkhruma.I see U don understand th game dont support blindly.Am ghanian papa Nkhuma but we have to accept that its chipo’s time and destiny to bring th world cup to africa.Our team is full of stars who wont combin properly th truth hurts but a local team wud hav done better…

  4. sefmade wo y3 kwasi…abowa…aponkye…odwan…wo ho fi….dabodabo ne ba….if u r a ghanaian den am sori

  5. gfc says:

    Essien…u are finished player..just retire

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