Chelsea striker Anelka admits Ancelotti tactics have rejuvenated him

Chelsea attacker Nicolas Anelka says playing in a new role has rejuvenated him.

Chelsea attacker Nicolas Anelka says playing in a new role has rejuvenated him.

With the team formation switching to 4-3-3 from one with a pair of strikers up front, Didier Drogba has mostly been the centre-forward figure. That was the position often taken by Nicolas in his Golden Boot year.

"I have played up front, I have played on the left, I have played on the right and I have played behind the striker as well and so I like it, I like the way I am playing now," he confirmed to chelseafc.com.

"I even prefer to play on the right or on the left or behind the striker. I used to be a striker but not anymore. I want to change, I want to develop the new position I have played since I have been at Chelsea.

"This is why I want to play as long as I can because I have played 10 years up front, now I feel like I want to change something and with this new position I have a lot to do as well. That is why I want to play more and more and more games.

"Players need to change how they play in their thirties and even more so in England because it is so physical and quick with a lot of contact. You are not like you were when you were younger so you need to adapt your game - and this is exactly what I want to do."

 
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