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Malouda lays down Chelsea marker

200 games for Malouda. (©GettyImages)
200 games for Malouda. (©GettyImages).

Florent Malouda has already set his sights on further silverware with Chelsea, after making his 200th appearance for the Blues in the midweek UEFA Champions League trip to Genk.

In just under four-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge, the French international reflects on a whirlwind experience, that has produced a League Cup final, UEFA Champions League final, FA Cup victory, and a Barclays Premier League and Carling Cup double - during a period that has also taken in six different managers.

The 31-year-old winger says he will always cherish his experience of life in west London, and is hopeful there will be plenty more good times to follow.

"The amount of games I have played for the club is something I am really proud of, as I was at my previous club," said Malouda. "I was used to playing a lot and that's what I've done since coming to Chelsea.

"We've had great moments winning titles, and now it's 200 games I am looking forward to winning more in the next 100.

"This club is always changing, always trying to improve because it's difficult to compete with the best teams every year.

"The competition is getting bigger with clubs investing heavily but it is not all about investment, it is about philosophy and we are going the right way."

Asked to pinpoint his most memorable moment in a Chelsea shirt so far, Malouda wouldn't be drawn on a specific occasion - and instead spoke of his ambition to bring further success to the club.

"We've won trophies, have a Premier League record for the goals we scored and now we are trying to improve our passing game," he added.

"The quality has always been there and the ambition is always there, it's the trademark of the club."

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