Anelka: Chelsea cannot be stopped

Nicolas Anelka says Chelsea are full of confidence over their title defence.

Nicolas Anelka says Chelsea are full of confidence over their title defence.

Defeat against Manchester City last weekend was a reminder that they are not infallible, losing for the first time in the Premier League since last April.

And Anelka told the News of the World: "City bought a lot of very good players so it is always difficult to beat them.

"Some teams try to stop us playing, but Chelsea can't always be stopped.

"We are not invincible, but we try to be. If people think they have a chance against Chelsea then that's good.

"We know that if we score the first goal it will always be difficult to stop Chelsea, especially when we are at home.

"On the pitch you can see that we have continuity, all the players know how we want to play. Other teams are afraid of us."