Drogba hails versatility of Chelsea attack

Didier Drogba says he and Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka are the perfect attacking combination.

Didier Drogba says he and Chelsea teammate Nicolas Anelka are the perfect attacking combination.

Drogba insists he and partner Anelka are just as good at setting up goals as scoring them as they prepare for the trip to Manchester City.

"There are players in our team who can score goals but those same players are capable of giving assists," said Drogba.

"It helps if I can go outside to the right or left to make some space and I know that Nico (Anelka) or Florent Malouda will move up front in that situation. They both show that understanding and the desire to score goals, so it makes things really interesting.

"We know we have the quality in the dressing room to make the difference at any time in any game.

"This is going to be important in tight games because our opponents will know that a chance could come from a good pass by a striker or by a good strike from a midfielder.

"It's good to have so many players with these qualities and to be able to make goals from different situations.

"The fluidity comes because we know each other so well now and that makes things easier for you on the pitch.

"That understanding is there because we've been together such a long time so we know more or less what we have to do."

 
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