Michael Essien is delighted to be getting a full preseason at Chelsea.

The Ghana midfielder is enjoying life back at Chelsea.

"It's good so far, everything is going well," he told chelseafc.com. "We're working hard and we will keep doing that. It's nice to be back, seeing the young players, the new ones as well as my old friends and I'm looking forward to the new season. I feel very good. The hard work is paying off and I just feel like I need more games, to build the minutes and to get full games."