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Daniel Sturridge says he won’t settle for a place on the bench at Chelsea
Chelsea forward Daniel Sturridge has warned manager Roberto Di Matteo that he wants to play regularly this season.
The 22-year-old was a member of Great Britain’s Olympic squad but he is now concentrating on making his mark at Chelsea.
“On a personal level, I just want to be playing regular first team football,” Sturridge told Chelsea’s official website.
“Nobody wants to sit on the bench so it’s important for me this season to be playing regularly and show everybody what I’m capable of doing as a centre-forward,
Chelsea have been linked with Porto striker Hulk and Napoli’s Edison Cavani as they look to strengthen their striking options, but Sturridge insists new signings will only spur him on.
“Hopefully this season I’ll be playing up front, so whoever the manager signs or wants to bring in, it only gives me the impetus to want to do better.
“It’s important that you take your opportunities when they come along.