Essien insists long-term future at Chelsea
Essien has attracted interest from Real Madrid, but he said: "The whole world will be watching so it's going to be a really exciting game.
"I have no regrets at all. My dream was to come to England and play in the Premier League so I was very happy when Chelsea came in for me.
"I'm really enjoying my football. I love the club and the fans and, hopefully, I can stay a long time."