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Malouda content to do the Chelsea grafting

Florent Malouda is happy continuing to do the less glamorous work for Chelsea in the interests of the team. "The team is playing really well and it is easier for me to express myself in a team that is doing so good," said the 28-year-old.

"I always try to play relaxed because that is when you get the best out of yourself.

"Everybody is talking about assists or scoring goals, but in a team there is a lot of work to do and also, as the coach would like to say, the dirty work.

"I am somebody who will first do the dirty work and then try to get some assists or score some goals.

"Everybody at the club trusts me, I can feel the confidence of my team-mates and that gives me a lot of confidence.

"I also think Gus Hiddink gave me more responsibilities and that is what I had when I was at Lyon.

"When you come to a big club like Chelsea you have to wait to get some experience and then take your responsibilities."

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