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Chelsea's Anelka - the gift that keeps on giving

Nicolas Anelka gets as much satisfaction from creating goals as he does scoring them. The Chelsea striker has scored just five goals from 18 games in all competitions this term whilst strike partner Didier Drogba has claimed 12 strikes in his 15 outings.

"Immediately I could imagine myself running around Didier," he told France Football.

"I didn't come to Chelsea to only score goals and acting like a star, but rather to give him passes for him to score as many goals as possible.

"I like to play in such a situation, it reminds me of Liverpool with Emile Heskey. I was not scared to play for him or Michael Owen for them to score. It is the same with Didier.

"You have fun playing with those guys. I already knew that with Dennis Bergkamp at Arsenal. We could play together [with our] eyes closed. It was the same with Shaun Goater at Manchester City too.

"I have always said it, my real position is not centre forward but second forward or playmaker. All my coaches tried to play me alone in attack as they saw me scoring goals at Arsenal after long runs.

"But I repeat I feel much more at ease a little backward, just like Bergkamp at Arsenal."

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