Chelsea midfielder Florent Malouda admits he is currently experiencing the 'best feeling' of his career.
Malouda moved to Stamford Bridge from Lyon in 2007 and initially struggled to make an impact in the Premier League.
However, the France international was a key figure in last season's title success and has already scored six goals so far this term.
He is enjoying his football in West London and the 30-year-old admits he has never been as happy as he currently is with Chelsea.
"Even in the small clubs I've been at, I never had this atmosphere," Malouda told the Sunday Telegraph. "I'm 30 and this is the best feeling I've had in my whole career.
"What we did last season with the Double was really special. The fans love us.
"Most of the players really appreciate the atmosphere at this club. You can see the players have committed themselves to the club long term."
Malouda also praised the influence of manager Carlo Ancelotti on the squad, hailing the man-management skills of the Italian.
He added: "When everything is good, sometimes you don't need a manager, but when we lost against Man City and Inter Milan last season, he gave us confidence again.
"Even though we were shaking, he was the reference point. He keeps calm, in control and lets us know 'everything will be OK. Be philosophical under pressure. Keep believing'.
"Even when we are winning, he always tells us, 'you won't win all games 4-0, you have to fight hard in every game and deliver another great performance. You are playing for a big club'.
"He's really close to the players. We can speak about anything with him from families to national team disappointment."