Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has revealed that he is left surprised at how quickly the Blues have managed to adapt to the playing style of German manager Thomas Tuchel, while also admitting that he never thought they could have so much flexibility in their adaptability.

Chelsea are currently one of the best and hottest teams in the world and have also been touted as one of the teams to beat in the UEFA Champions League so far this season. They have not lost a single game under Tuchel since he took over from former manager Frank Lampard, and they have been tipped to end the season unbeaten if they can maintain their current form.

Former Premier League player Nicholas Anelka has taken up the Sporting Director role at French club Hyeres. Hyeres are in the fourth tier of club football in France and they have turned to Nicholas Anelka to take up the responsibility of moving the club forward. Anelka, 41, was appointed the new Sporting Director at Hyeres earlier this month.
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Hyeres announced Nicholas Anelka as their Sporting Director on their official website and a day after the club's takeover was completed.French businessman MouradBoudjellalis the new owner of the French club after its takeover was sealed earlier this month. French businessman MouradBoudjellal is not new to the world of Sports after he transformed the fortunes of the rugby club in Toulon. The French businessman helped transform the rugby club from being a second division team to a club that ruled Europe three times. The rugby club brought in star names like Jonny Wilkinson and Sonny Bill Williams.

Ex-French national team manager Raymond Domenech returned to football management after a decade hiatus when he was appointed as the manager of struggling French Ligue 1 club Nantes towards the end of last month. Raymond Domenech has made a return to football management for the first time since the 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa.
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The 2010 FIFA World Cup tournament in South Africa is a special one as it is the first and only FIFA World Cup tournament to be hosted on African soil. Raymond Domenech led France to that tournament in South Africa but it didn't end well after his altercation with Nicholas Anelka.

Ex-French international striker Nicholas Anelkawas a hot prospect during his teenage years and big things were expected of him but he rarely lived up to that promise later in his career though it must be said that he played for some of the biggest clubs on the European football stage.

Arsenal fans would be forgiven if they penciled Nicholas Anelka as a future Ballon d'Or winner when he burst onto the Premier League scene as a teenager during the 1997/98 season. He had signed for the Gunners in 1997 shortly after he made his professional debut for French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain (PSG) a year earlier. Arsenal paid £500,000 to sign him from PSG in February 1997, some months after the appointment of legendary manager Arsene Wenger. He didn't break into the first team at Arsenal until the next season.

PSG manager Thomas Tuchel will try to bring Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to Paris. Rashford, 22, is the club's joint leading scorer this term having scored 21 times. Tuchel is willing to splash up to £100 million to land the Three Lions star, per reports. The England international versatility is seen as a major asset with PSG often switching between different attacking options.

For footballers, traveling from city to city is a norm in the business. They often times have to move from club to club, seeking for opportunities to ply their trade and earn more wages. Some of the most traveled players in football –that played in the Premier League at some point –include:
- Robbie Keane

Former Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka has stated that his former side has nothing to lose when they visit the Allianz Arena to face Bayern Munich for the second leg of their round of 16 UEFA champions league tie. The blues were dealt a heavy blow in the first leg as they were comprehensively beaten by the German champions.

Since Anthony Martial signed for Manchester United then went on to score his first goal for the club on his debut against Liverpool, many people instantly associated him with Thierry Henry. After a couple of frustrating seasons under a couple of frustrating management decisions and coaches, the young French forward became referred to as the Nicholas Anelka of United.

The former Arsenal striker nicknamed “Le Sulk” was known to have one of the chilliest “I don’t care” body language ever witnessed on a football field.

Ricardo Kaka from Brazil, Carles Puyol from Spain, Luis Figo from Portugal, and Nicolas Anelka from France will be joining the most awaited soccer exhibition tour of Pakistan. Many players of Pakistan have also been selected to get featured in the tour as well. The penultimate showdown will be held on the 9th and 10th of November this year. Other legendary players other than those mentioned will also be a part of the tour.
Nicolas Anelka, the legend from France, said that it is the right time to develop football as a game in the country when asked about the soccer exhibition tour arranged by Pakistan. He will be back to play his own role in promoting the game in Pakistan.

Ahead of the Super Sunday clash when title favorites Liverpool visit Stamford Bridge, we look at how dominating Europe has helped the Reds in the transfer war with Chelsea.

Historically both sides have similar taste in young, attacking players so they have locked horns many times in the transfer market. However, the richer side usually won, outbidding Liverpool last minute.

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