Essien has been on loan in the Spanish capital since transfer deadline day in the summer and has made 27 appearances for Madrid in that time.
Despite not being a regular under Jose Mourinho, Essien has played a vital role in big games throughout this campaign especially in the Champions League where Madrid have one foot in the semi-finals after a comfortable home victory over Galatasaray this week.
The 30-year-old Ghanaian was once considered the first name on the team sheet at Stamford Bridge but found himself on the side-lines under Roberto Di Matteo.
Chelsea will of course have a new manager next season and so Essien will look to fight his way back into the Blues side until he is told otherwise.
“I have a contract at Chelsea and at present I am only on loan here, so nothing has changed,’ Essien told The Sport Review.
“They can still win trophies in the cups this season, so people shouldn’t write them off yet.
“I have followed Chelsea all season and although it hasn’t been as planned at the start of the season, I think it’s down to the fact that it is a transitional season.”
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