He said: "It was good to score against Milan in a good game but it is only a friendly game and I look forward to the beginning of the season.

"Six goals is good but it doesn't matter. I am just happy to score goals but more important will be the first game against Portsmouth and I hope I can do the same then.

"I know how Florent plays because I play with him in the national team and I knew what he was going to do - they were very good crosses for me and easy to finish."

Chelsea keeper Petr Cech also backed team-mate Anelka to shine this season.

He said: "It is great for the strikers and he has had a fantastic pre-season, scoring in almost every game.

"Four goals against AC Milan is great for his confidence and it is good to know we have a striker with confidence. I hope he will keep scoring."