Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has been invited as a special guest to the UEFA Champions League Draw.
Michael Essien is invited alongside former teammates Branislav Ivanovic for the group stage draw for the 2021/2022 Champions League on Thursday, September 26, 2021.
Michael Essien is a winner of the Champions League in 2012 and is currently the assistant coach of Danish-side FC Nordsjælland. The Black Stars midfielder played for Olympique Lyon, Chelsea, Real Madrid, AC Milan.
26 teams will partake in the 2021/2022 Champions League Draw with three others joining after winning the playoffs.
The teams for the 2021/2022 Chmapions League Draw are:
ENG: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea
ESP: Atlético, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Villarreal
ITA: Inter Milan, AC Milan, Atalanta, Juventus
GER: Bayern, Leipzig, Dortmund, Wolfsburg
FRA: LOSC, Paris
POR: Sporting CP, Porto, Benfica
BEL: Club Brugge
UKR: Dynamo Kyiv
SUI: Young Boys