Anelka happy proving critics wrong with long-term Chelsea stay

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is happy proving the doubters wrong. Anelka knows many pundits didn't expect him to stay long-term at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka is happy proving the doubters wrong.

Anelka knows many pundits didn't expect him to stay long-term at Stamford Bridge.

"People had me down as complex, but they see me differently now that I'm still a Chelsea player after all this time," admitted Anelka. "They thought I would only be here for six months and never unpack my bags or leave the hotel.

"Now I've been here for nearly three years and I've just signed a new contract.

"People suddenly think I am normal. It was never my intention to leave a club after a year, I always expected to see out my contract.

"I always knew that when I found a big club I would stay, but it took me until I was 28 to do that.

"If Liverpool had decided to keep me then maybe I would still have been there."