Fans of Chelsea have poured on to Twitter to reminisce over the career of former Blues striker, Nicolas Anelka.
The trip down memory lane began with a post to the club’s official Twitter account with a video marking 11 years to the day since the Frenchman scored a hat-trick against Sunderland in 2008 (per BBC).
With supporters in awe of the impressive hat-trick all over again, the comments were flooded with praise for the 40-year-old.
Anelka x Drogba was something else. ?
— Don (@CFCDon) November 1, 2019
Anelka and Drogba were unstoppable. Still haven’t been replaced.
— TLV (@TheLampardView) November 1, 2019
I love Anelka. He drogs and Malouda were a Trident attack.
This was high school days for me
— Rasen – #WeTheChamps (@RasenRendanX) November 1, 2019
— Olawale Adigun (@Olawarrley) November 1, 2019
The 40-year-old Frenchman’s Chelsea career lasted four years after his £18 million arrival from Bolton in January 2008 (per Transfermarkt).
With the small reminder of the retired striker’s talents from the club, many fans enjoyed the chance for reminiscing.
One of my fav
— Hybrid (@mightykol) November 1, 2019
So slick, brilliant at Arsenal but even better at Chelsea!
— robert askew (@chel4sea) November 1, 2019
Great Combo with King Drogba
— Kumar Gangadurai @ Blues (@kumar_4505) November 1, 2019
What do we think?
While Anelka’s goal return in a Chelsea shirt was by no means consistently prolific (via Transfermarkt), the Frenchman aided Chelsea to one Premier League title, three FA Cup victories and a further two Community Shield triumphs, as well as lifting the Champions League (Transfermarkt).
For only a four-year stay at Stamford Bridge, that was a serious haul of silverware.