Leicester starlet Jeffrey Schlupp keen to face Chelsea hero Essien
Schlupp is hoping to get the nod for Sunday's quarter-final against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
He said: "I look up to him, and look forward to playing with him at some point.
"He is a well-respected player, he is an icon over there and to play against someone like him is an achievement.
"Maybe I can get his shirt."