Chelsea legends Ashley Cole and Michael Essien stun fans by bringing Premier League trophy to New York for a screening of club's game at Liverpool

  • Michael Essien and Ashley Cole surprised Chelsea fans in New York on Saturday
  • The ex-Blues duo met supporters on a club-branded bus headed to a screening
  • Essien and Cole watched Chelsea draw 1-1 with Liverpool via a live broadcast
  • They also matched through the streets while holding the Premier League trophy?

Chelsea fans in New York who attended a screening of Saturday's game with Liverpool got a surprise when club legends?Ashley Cole and Michael Essien showed up... and brought the Premier League trophy with them.

A lucky group of US-based Blues were picked up Chelsea-branded bus with former players Cole and Essien on board.

The bus took them to a screening event attended by 500 Chelsea fans, who witnessed Antonio Conte's side draw 1-1 at Anfield via NBC's live coverage.

Michael Essien (left) and Ashley Cole marched the Premier League trophy through New York

Michael Essien (left) and Ashley Cole marched the Premier League trophy through New York

They had earlier surprised a bus-load of Chelsea fans on their way to watch a live screening

They had earlier surprised a bus-load of Chelsea fans on their way to watch a live screening

Blues fans got more than they had bargained for as they watched Liverpool v Chelsea on TV

Blues fans got more than they had bargained for as they watched Liverpool v Chelsea on TV

Essien and Cole also attended the Carolina Panthers vs New York Jets game at MetLife Stadium

Essien and Cole also attended the Carolina Panthers vs New York Jets game at MetLife Stadium

The Blues legends take in the sights at the top of the Empire State Building in New York

The Blues legends take in the sights at the top of the Empire State Building in New York

Cole and Essien had a kickabout with two of NBC's pundits.

The pair also led a march of Chelsea supporters through the streets while holding the trophy which they both picked up during their time at Stamford Bridge.

Cole and Essien won the title together as Blues team-mates in 2010.

Ghanaian midfielder Essien also lifted the trophy in 2006.

There were scenes of wild celebration in New York when Willian scored a late equaliser to cancel out Mohamed Salah's opener at Anfield.?

Former midfielder Essien and Cole took on two of NBC's presenters in a kickabout at the event

Former midfielder Essien and Cole took on two of NBC's presenters in a kickabout at the event

The ex-team-mates posed for a picture next to the Chelsea-branded bus they had travelled on

The ex-team-mates posed for a picture next to the Chelsea-branded bus they had travelled on

Chelsea's bus had 'V.I.P' displayed on its destination display and flags attached to its mirrors

Chelsea's bus had 'V.I.P' displayed on its destination display and flags attached to its mirrors

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