Essien: I love Chelsea

Essien told the Sunday Mirror: “I am very happy in England and love Chelsea. I’d be happy to stay longer than my current contract.

“I am enjoying my football and I’m playing for a great club, and with great players. All I have ever tried to do is work for the team.

“What I will say is that it does take time to adjust to football in England. It’s so much faster and more physical than any other country.

“Maybe that was a problem for me at first, but I am used to it now.”