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I can work with Drogba - Anelka

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka believes the striker partnership of himself and Didier Drogba is one that can work.

The duo have rarely been sighted on the pitch at the same time as they play similar roles but after the 3-1 victory over Watford in the FA Cup, Anelka says that it definitely can be done.

"I would like to participate more in the game," Anelka told L'Equipe.

"When you're all alone up front it's sometimes difficult.

"Didier and I showed that we can play together and score.

"The fact that I had Didier by my side changed the match. I had more freedom."

Anelka, who scored a hat-trick in the win over the Hornets and who still leads the Premier League goal scoring table, also said he wasn't happy with his own form despite scoring 20 goals so far.

"Despite the goals I'm not happy with my performance," he added.

"I'm not happy with myself.

"What's important for me is to play well. And I haven't felt I've played well, even when I've scored."

Andrew Slevison
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