Chelsea’s Anelka fan of West Brom’s Mulumbu
The midfielder was one of the club’s unsung heroes during the promotion campaign, playing a deeper role in the team’s engine room, reports the Birmingham Mail.
The 22-year-old also revealed that Anelka had played a major part in convincing him to join Albion in January 2009.
Mulumbu said: “I’m looking forward to playing against Chelsea and Anelka because he’s my friend.
“We talk regularly, usually every week, or at least every month.
“We had a laugh because I told him I was going to stop him.
“He was really happy for me and said I deserve it and I have to show what I can do in the Premier League.
“He called me straight away to congratulate me and he put on his website ‘Congratulations to Youssouf Mulumbu’.
“At first when I came to West Brom he said it would be good for me because I have the English style.
“He told me to enjoy it and show how I play.”