The striker will not be banging on the manager's door and says rotation is the only way for him to win more medals.
Anelka told chelseafc.com: "I have been playing football for 16 years so to sometimes rest and watch your team-mates from the bench is not too bad.
"It is frustrating when you are 20 and don't understand rotation, but not when you are 32 like me.
"I won't say I have nothing to prove but I have the experience to appreciate the manager has to make choices.
"We have four strikers - Drogba, Torres, Kalou and me - so we can swap and have different tactics."