Anelka: Chelsea fans now seeing Malouda at his best
Malouda was again outstanding in victory over Stoke City on Saturday.
Anelka said: "It’s difficult to come from the French league and straight away to play for Chelsea in England. It's tough. It's stronger, it's quicker - everything is quicker - and you have to get some games to get used to the English game.
"He's been here three years so he's got used to it and has more confidence. You can see that on the pitch.
"He's one of the best (in the Premier League). He's intelligent, he can score, assist and he's very strong, so he has everything."
Malouda scored 15 goals in 2009-10, 11 of which came after Christmas. This season has been even better: four goals in Chelsea’s three Premier League matches.
Anelka said: "He scores more goals than before and I think he wants to score more and more. I think he said he wants to score more goals than last season – then he'll (definitely) be one of the best."