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Anelka happy to play supporting role
Published : 20 Aug 2010 08:00:23
Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka intends to provide more ammunition for Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou after adapting his game into a more supporting role.Anelka began his mission in style against West Brom on the opening day of the season by providing assists for Frank Lampard and Florent Malouda in their 6-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.Two seasons ago Anelka was the top marksman in the Barclays Premier League but he scored just 15 last season as the Blues achieved a league and FA Cup double.But when it came to assists, Anelka enjoyed the best season of his career - proof he had changed his game from an orthodox forward. It is a move away from the direct striker who played for Arsenal, Liverpool and Bolton in the top flight.He said: "I like the way I am playing but I have always liked to create goals and give assists because I like to win. When you want to win, even if you don't score you want to make someone score and this is what I did last weekend."I will try to do more assists but as I say, the most important is to win games and I am sure even if I don't score, even if I don't give assists then someone else will do it."