24 Aug 2009

Ancelotti expects great things from Drogba and Anelka

2:37 pm on 24 August 2009

Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti believes Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka's revitalised partnership will strike fear into the hearts of the London Premier League football club's title rivals.

The Italian manager saw his new charges extend their perfect start to the season with a 2-0 victory at Fulham, sealed by a goal in each half from Drogba and Anelka.

The pair have not always gelled successfully during their time together at Stamford Bridge.

But former AC Milan coach Ancelotti has tinkered with Chelsea's system, converting his midfield into a diamond formation and challenging Drogba and Anelka to dovetail neatly up front.