Villas-Boas not capitalising on Sturridge potential

Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is not using the potential of striker Daniel Sturridge to its full extent, according to Sturridge’s father, Sky Sports reports.

The 22 year old has been occupying the right side of an attacking Chelsea three so far this season and has scored nine league goals so far this season. Sturridge is reportedly unhappy with his position at Stamford Bridge and wants to be playing as an out-and-out striker, something his father has reaffirmed. Michael Sturridge has spoken about the situation and believes that his son’s potential will be maximised if he becomes a focal point in the attack.

Sturridge Senior said: ‘When he plays in his natural position, which is a central striker, you will see maybe two or three times as much of the player that you now see playing on the wings. When you have seen someone play from under-nines right up to adult football as a central striker, then suddenly you see them playing in a different position that you have never seen him play, obviously you know the position he played in as a youngster is the one he will be more comfortable in’.

Sturridge’s father has also hinted that he would be a much better player for Chelsea if he played in a centre forward role and could score many more goals. The Chelsea forward is joint top scorer with midfielder Frank Lampard, but may fancy a move away from Stamford Bridge if he does not play through the middle. Sturridge is expected to line up in his now normal right sided position against Everton at Goodison Park this afternoon.

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