Anelka says Shanghai Shenhua can draw inspiration from Chelsea

Shanghai Shenhua striker Nicolas Anelka says they can take heart from former club Chelsea after the dismissal of Jean Tigana.

Shanghai Shenhua striker Nicolas Anelka says they can take heart from former club Chelsea after the dismissal of Jean Tigana.

Striker Anelka, who doubles up as a member of the coaching staff, takes heart from former club Chelsea who have gone on a streak since sacking their coach, Andre Villa-Boas, in March.

"Changing the coach has provided (Chelsea) with a lot more space for imagination. The change of coach has set the club free in many aspects and that is why they are in the final," Anelka said.

"There is a great possibility and a great chance for them to win the Champions League. I wish them all the best.

"We will try our best to work on the positives with the change. Of course, Chelsea is Chelsea and Shenhua is Shenhua."

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