Anichebe Lauds Blues' Firepower
Victor revelling in Blues choice of attacking options.
Victor Anichebe is confident Everton's goalscoring armoury has enough firepower to operate with more than just a lone gunman.
Anichebe has deputised for senior hit-man Nikica Jelavic three times so far this season, scoring three goals and underlining his return to full fitness with some impressive displays.
The 24-year-old has shared the pitch with Jelavic for only 54 of the 810 minutes of football played by the Blues this term.
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But the Nigerian international is in no doubt that, should the duo be asked to lead the attacking line together by David Moyes, they would form a formidable pairing.
He told evertontv: "I think I can play with him. Me and Niki have spoken about it before - we could definitely do that well.
"But Felli (Marouane Fellaini) has been playing there and has been unbelievable. We also have Naisy (Steven Naismith) and Tolis (Apostolos Vellios) so we have people who can play with Jela and there is a lot of competition there."
And that wealth of options is something Anichebe believes is crucial if the Blues are to continue finding the right balance to pick up points on the road.
Everton travel to Queens Park Rangers this weekend in search of their third win away from home this season.
"It is always going to be a tough game," he added.
"They have quite a small pitch and the fans are close to the field. They are struggling and they need results which can make it harder. They bought a lot of players so there is expectation on them and they haven't really done so well at the start of the season.
"I am sure their luck will change but hopefully not against us. We need to be wary of that game, no matter what sort of start they have had.
"They will be coming out looking to get a result against us. As long as we prepare well we should be okay."
And if Anichebe is called upon - be it alongside Jelavic or as the lone forward, he is confident he will deliver.
He continued: "I feel good. I feel like I have come in when needed and done well. Even against Wigan I didn't play so much but I was involved in the goal and I felt good when I came on.
"It was a really hard game and to get a point there was a great credit to the team. We are doing well as a group and hopefully we can keep clear of injuries and we will be fine.
"You can see the fans are happy and we are happy as a group as well. We need to carry it on though, we don't need to get ahead of ourselves and think 'we are doing well'."