After Nicolas Anelka's brace for Chelsea on Tuesday, TEAMtalk's Jon Holmes selects some of the Frenchman's best career goals.
Nicolas Anelka may not be one of the chirpiest characters in the Premier League, but he's made plenty of fans happy during his 15 years of playing top-flight football around Europe.
His two-goal blast for Chelsea against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday night moved the Blues closer to the last eight of the Champions League, a competition he won while with Real Madrid 11 seasons ago.
Some thought the arrival of Fernando Torres at Stamford Bridge might lead to the end of Anelka's productive spell in north London, but the 31-year-old doesn't appear to be fading yet - even though he still takes a pretty dreadful penalty.
Here are five Anelka goals from down the years that showcase his talents. Let us know your favourites via the Story Comments section below.
5. Apoel Nicosia v Chelsea, 2009
Anelka's pace is widely accepted to be his greatest asset, but many of his goals rely on simple precision and finesse. This effort for Chelsea in Cyprus in the Champions League last season shows how a deftness of touch results in a classy finish.
4. Fenerbahce v Besiktas, 2005
Our much-travelled Gallic hero was on the move again in January 2005 when he signed for Fenerbahce from Manchester City for £7million. He won the Turkish league title after only a few months in Istanbul, and one of his best goals for Fener was this touchline dash and finish which leaves a Besiktas defender floundering.
3. Blackburn v Arsenal, 1998
Anelka enjoyed a prolific start to life in north London, bagging 19 goals in the 1998/99 campaign and earning himself a £23million switch to Real Madrid in the process (a move that ultimately failed to work out, even though he played a key role in Real's European Cup triumph that season). He was also named PFA Young Player of the Season and one of his many impressive strikes in a Gunners jersey was a clinical effort at Ewood Park, cued up in this compilation video.
2. France v Ukraine, 2007
Anelka got off to a fine start with France when he collected a winner's medal at Euro 2000, but then endured a rocky relationship with Les Bleus, failing to make the squads for the World Cups in 2002 and 2006 - and when he did finally get the nod under Raymond Domenech last year, it resulted in a furious slanging match, an 18-match FFF suspension and international retirement. There were good times, however, such as this skilfully-taken goal against Ukraine in Euro 2008 qualifying.
1. Bolton v Arsenal, 2006
Anelka was at risk of looking like an £8million Bolton flop after failing to score in his first 10 Premier League games for the Trotters. However, he rediscovered his mojo with two goals in a 3-1 win against his former club Arsenal in late November 2006. The first was a sensational 30-yard rocket that flew past Jens Lehmann in the Gunners goal, marked - naturellement - with that butterfly celebration.