A disrupted campaign has meant Didier Drogba has yet to start a game alongside Nicolas Anelka spearheading the Chelsea attack. "Nico is in top form, but that doesn't surprise me," Drogba told Aujourd'hui Sport. "When he was at Bolton, he scored lots of goals and his team were low down the table so I knew he was going to succeed at Chelsea.

"He is benefiting from the fact he is playing regularly and I am happy for him. The dream for both of us is to play together in attack.

"I am sure we could score lots of goals, but for that to happen, we must be playing together."