Chelsea boss Ancelotti convinced Anelka will shine in Drogba absence

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has total confidence in Nicolas Anelka for their Champions League encounter with Marseille.

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has total confidence in Nicolas Anelka for their Champions League encounter with Marseille.

Anelka will be the main striker for the Blues with Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba sitting out the last game of his two-match suspension.

"I don't think he will be afraid or scared because the game is on French television," said Ancelotti.

"He is in a fantastic moment and he will play for the team as he always does. He is able to play in every position up front.

"For his kind of skills he is perfect to play up front because he has speed, he has quality and he can support the players who come from midfield.

"He is a fantastic striker for this reason. He is able to play in every position on the pitch."