Ex-Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has been named as a special guest to assist in the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League draw.
The former Chelsea star will be joined by former Blues teammate Branislav Ivanovic for the draw on Thursday, August 26, 2021.
Essien was part of the Chelsea team that won the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history in 2012.
The Blues have since won a second European crown after defeating Manchester City in last season’s final.
Meanwhile, Thursday’s draw will see the 32 qualified teams across Europe paired into eight groups of four each.
Also, no team can play a side from their own association. Any other restrictions will be announced ahead of the draw tomorrow’s ceremony.