Sturridge sees signs of Chelsea improving

Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge believes that despite the frustration of drawing with Birmingham on Saturday, the club are beginning to move in the right direction, reports.

The 1-1 draw with the Championship side followed what Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas described as the ‘worst performance of the season so far’. Chelsea were losing until midway through the second half when Sturridge’s header got them back on level terms.

Sturridge said: ‘We are disappointed of course because playing on our home turf against a team from a division below we wanted to get a victory and move on, but we go into the Champions League with confidence because we played some good football and we are not going to forget that going into the next game. We are working hard in training and the standard has risen since the last couple of games. We know what we have got to do and we are not losing sight of that.’

The England international is top scorer at Stamford Bridge with 11 goals and is looking forward to the trip to Napoli on Tuesday, where the Blues will face a difficult task. Sturridge has quashed rumours of a dressing room divide, stating: ‘We are all together as one and we are not a divided unit. We are a family and we’ve got a good unit going here and I think maybe we will see that in the next few games.’

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