Chelsea are so good we can score from anywhere, claims Florent Malouda

29 October 2009 01:56
Florent Malouda has hailed Chelsea's strength in depth and warned rivals that they have the ability to score goals from anywhere on the pitch.

The Blues demolished Bolton 4-0 in the Carling Cup on Wednesday night in a week that has seen them win three games in the Champions League, Premier League and League Cup, netting 13 goals without reply.

The Blues' last 16 games have seen 37 goals scored by 10 different players and Malouda insists their strength in depth will make them even harder to beat in their quest to win silverware on four fronts.

Star quality: Chlesea players (left-right) Juliano Belletti, Yuriy Zhirkov, Deco, Florent Malouda and Michael Essien of Chelsea celebrate a goal

He said: 'The threat comes from everywhere in our team and that's going to be our strength this season. We don't have to depend on one player. Obviously in a season you can have moments when someone is not in form or has the capacity to score.

'As you can see, we have quality throughout the squad. It's important every player shows it when he has an opportunity to do so. That's our strength at the moment because people are doing just that.

'Everyone can score with the movement we have and the quality of our passing game. We have improved a lot with the system.

Finish: Malouda (centre) scores in the 4-0 Carling Cup win over Bolton last night

'At the start of the season we were winning with a bit of difficulty and with one goal being the difference. At the moment we're scoring a lot of goals and we're playing well. We have to maintain that high quality.'

The club's style of play has been labelled boring in the past, but only Arsenal have found the net more times this season. Malouda added: 'Our first objective is to win, but if we do so with a lot of goals it's good for the confidence and for all the players to have that feeling that we can score a lot of goals.'

Chelsea's comfortable passage into the Carling Cup quarter finals was only marred by news that keeper Hilario was taken to hospital after suffering concussion.

The problem is not expected to be serious but he will probably be ruled out of the League game against Bolton on Saturday. 

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Source: Daily_Mail