The Bison was well and truly back on Saturday! After being out since December, Michael Essien made his comeback and in doing so, he hit the bar in the first half and scored in the second, before being substituted in the 60th minute. Jon Mikel Obi also came through the game unscathed as both of our African players now look to step it up for the start of the 2010/11 season. All of the official match report can be read by clicking on Crystal Palace 0-1 Chelsea

After the game there was post-match reaction from Carlo Ancelotti and our match-winner Michael Essien. Our Ghanaian explains about his knee and how good it is now feeling.

Our Community Shield game against Manchester United gets under way on Sunday August 8. There is now UPDATED ticket news regarding the game at Wembley.

For reaction and chat, come and join us on the CFCnet Forum Remember, we play away to Ajax on Friday, so come back for more official news before and after the game.

UP THE CHELS!