Anelka to relish Drogba link

14 January 2008 11:38
New Chelsea signing Nicolas Anelka is confident of forming a profitable partnership with Didier Drogba when he returns from the Africa Cup of Nations. The France international joined the Stamford Bridge club in a £15million transfer from Bolton Wanderers on Friday. Anelka made his debut in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur after Claudio Pizarro picked up a second-half injury. Drogba and Ivory Coast compatriot Salomon Kalou are away on international duty, while Andriy Shevchenko remains sidelined through injury. "I think it will be easy to play with Drogba," Anelka told the club's official website. "He is a big player and I know the way he plays. I can play around him or we can play two up front. "I think I will complement him because I feel I am a creative player. "I don't want to just be on the pitch to score. I want to play passes, I like to do that. "I am willing to adapt my game to make sure we are a good partnership. "When he comes back it's going to be very good for us together."

Source: ESA