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We did well at Upton Park, says midfielder

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien insists that he is happy to have put in a strong performance against West Ham United.

The Ghanaian scored twice in a 3-1 victory in the London derby at Upton Park, using his head on both occasions.

The first came when after only two minutes, Ramires won a corner that Didier Drogba swung in for the former Olympique Lyonnais man to head home.  He also scored the Blues' third goal of the game, when assisted by a cross from Paulo Ferreira.

It was a rare occasion to see the 27-year-old use his head twice to score for the Blues, and he now remains buoyant following the performance he put in against Avram Grant's charges.

"I think I attacked the ball really well and I managed to get two goals from it," Essien said on the club's official website.

"It was quite a difficult game for us but we got our heads down, we worked together as a team and we deserved the three points.

"We tried to win the first ball and keep control of the game and that is what we did in the first-half.

"West Ham did change their formation in the second half and maybe we relaxed a little bit and dropped the tempo, but we defended really well and then caught them on the counter attack for the third goal."

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