Grant hails Anelka cameo

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Avram Grant insists he could not have asked for any more from new £15million signing Nicolas Anelka after the French striker made his debut as a second-half substitute in the 2-0 win against Tottenham.

Goals in each half from Juliano Belletti and Shaun Wright-Phillips helped Chelsea to close the gap at the top of the Premier League, but Anelka was denied a debut goal by Spurs keeper Radek Cerny and the woodwork.

Grant said: "Anelka played without having one training session with us. He very quickly got into the style of the team and was part of the game. He hit the bar one time and the goalkeeper made a good save from him. So you cannot ask any more from his first performance."

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