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Drogba: Ancelotti first Chelsea manager to play two upfront

Didier Drogba says Carlo Ancelotti is the first manager at Chelsea to play with two strikers.

Drogba says the success of his partnership with Nicolas Anelka is down to their Italian coach.

He told France Football: "Ancelotti was the first who had faith in us playing together up front. We didn't even need to convince him. With him it's only the rotations that prevent us sometimes from playing together up front. We understood quickly our partnership would be part of the balance of this team." Anelka also said: "It's enough to look at Didier's game to know why we can play together. He has such a physical presence so all that is required of me is to move around him. I've always been more comfortable as a second striker. When I was at Liverpool that was my position. Maybe at Manchester City and Bolton I was the main striker but I've always preferred being the support striker."

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