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Chelsea striker backed to open the floodgates

Their strikers can't scoreChelsea assistant manager Steve Holland has backed Samuel Eto’o to score a barrage of goals after opening his Blues account over the weekend.

The Cameroonian hit-man – a summer signing from Anzhi Makhachkala – netted his first goal for the club in their 4-1 win against Cardiff on Saturday after failing to convert in any of his previous five outings.

With Jose Mourinho’s striking options thin on the ground, the 32-year-old is likely to feature heavily until at least January, when Chelsea may dip into the transfer market once again.

Holland however, was impressed with Eto’o’s weekend performance and believes that he will soon be adding to his tally.

“It will be good for Samuel’s confidence, it’s always good to get off the mark, no matter who you are,” Holland told The Metro.

“He was very intelligent with his runs [against Cardiff] and combined very well throughout.

“The goal was one we have seen many times in training but the first time the supporters have seen it in a game. I’m sure that we will now see it again and again because he has that quality.

“He is getting sharper. Class is permanent and you don’t have the career he has had without having that class.

“Physically, there is a big difference in this league to the one he was playing in and it has taken time for him to adjust.”

Eto’o was the world’s highest paid player prior to his move to Stamford Bridge with estimated earnings of in excess of £300,000-per-week.

He took a significant pay-cut to join the Blues after being force out by cash-strapped Anzhi.

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