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Chelsea's Drogba: Anelka no threat

Didier Drogba insists he doesn't feel threatened by Chelsea's signing of Nicolas Anelka.

Ivory Coast ace Drogba said: "Anelka is a good forward - but he will only complement me rather than fighting for the position with me.

"I want to see a great Chelsea attack and his inclusion only makes us stronger.

"You know I speak French too, so we'll be buddies. Perhaps we can use the language to our advantage during a match.

"I'll love to play alongside Anelka and form a terrifying partnership.

"He's a great player. I know what it is to have him in our team and I am not threatened by his coming in. We will complement each other and all of us have a role to play.

"I don't think it will affect my position in the team when I return. Do people expect me to start fighting Anelka? No, we're friends.

"We all welcome him into the club. I am not bothered at all, I'll keep scoring no matter who joins us."

He added: "I am still getting fit after surgery and if I can recover fully during the African Cup of Nations in Ghana, it will be good for Chelsea because I'll return ready to score goals.

"My main concern is the success of Chelsea. Whatever will be done to make the team successful, I am ready to support.

"I think it's a great honour to play for the club and all the players see it as a wonderful opportunity.

"They know that they're playing for one of the best clubs in the world.

"This is how I see Chelsea, and Anelka will be happy joining us."

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