Essien optimistic

Michael Essien will discover today
if his World Cup dream is over.

The Chelsea midfielder, 27, crocked
his knee on African Nations Cup duty with Ghana in January. Essien said: “The
plan is to have a meeting with the Ghana FA and Chelsea in the next few days.

“I have to keep working hard to be
fit. Once I am fit I hope to feature in at least one trial match before the
World Cup. I haven’t played since January so I’ll need games.  However, even if I don’t get any games, as
long I am declared fit by the medical team, I will be in South Africa for