Speculation is rife in Italy and Ghana about a possible move to Inter ahead of next season after a disappointing campaign at Stamford Bridge, but Essien is adamant the stories are wide of the mark.
The midfielder claims his only focuses is on performing well and winning trophies again for the Blues irrespective of who he is appointed as the new manager in the wake of Carlo Ancelotti’s sacking.
He told skysports.com: “I am looking forward to next season, I want to win back the title and bring the Champions League to Chelsea.
“So I am not aware of not playing for Chelsea next season.”
Motherwell held Ladbrokes Premiership leaders Celtic to a goalless draw despite playing for more than half the match with 10 men at Fir Park.
Michy Batshuayi's cheeky backheel was enough to give Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 win over Hannover 96 at Signal Iduna Park on Sunday, lifting them within a point of second-placed Schalke.
Eintracht Frankfurt boss Niko Kovac felt his side could have scored more goals following their 3-0 defeat of Mainz on Saturday.
West Brom manager Alan Pardew refused to fault his players' efforts after a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Bournemouth that dashed their already slim survival odds.