Former Chelsea star Michael Essien reveals Boxing Day football nostalgia

AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien says he misses ‘boxing day’ football action in the English Premier League.

Essien, who spent eight-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge before departing for Milan in January, helped Chelsea to two Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy during his time at the club.

The 31-year-old was originally signed by current Blues boss Jose Mourinho during his first stint in charge of the club in a £24.4million deal from Lyon.

Essien, whose Milan are on Christmas break, wrote on twitter: “I miss playing the Boxing Day! Happy Boxing Day to all lovers of football in England”.

Chelsea are three points clear in the English top flight after beating West Ham United 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on boxing day.