With a goal each in yesterdays game against Fulham, both Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka are pretty sure that that they can play together at last.
“There is no doubt we can play together,” said Drogba. “We are intelligent people who can play together well, we just needed some time.
“I was waiting for the last moment for Nicolas to deliver the ball [for the first goal], and I knew it was there so I waited until the right time.”
Anelka echoed his statements when he said: “Me and Didier want to play together and we are just happy to be on the pitch together,”
“I want him to score and he wants me to score. I think we showed that against Fulham. When I get the ball I try and look for him, and when he’s got the ball he tries to look for me, so it’s easier to score goals like that.
“The more time we spend on the pitch playing together then the understanding gets better, and I think we will score more goals.”
They certainly seem to think so, but i think the difference yesterday compared to the game against Hull, is that Anelka played more as a right-winger than another striker, a role that didn’t seem to suit him last season.
Has Ancelotti finally found the key to make the partnership work?