Sturridge selfishly striking out for Chelsea exit
He may have scored the critical fourth goal, but this was not a night to savour for Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge. Granted the central role that he has coveted since arriving at Stamford Bridge, he offered up a performance that highlighted far more of his negatives than his positives. Rumoured to be on the move in January, on the evidence of this, it’s hard to see how it will be anything other than a step down.
Sturridge took his goal superbly, showing the deftness of touch and instinctive finishing for which he has long been renowned. Had it not been for his shortcomings, he could have taken many more. There were moments of slapstick, such as the time he ran on to Victor Moses’ exquisite pass, took a touch, stumbled and skidded along the wet turf on his chin. There were moments of clumsiness, such as his attempted Cruyff turn that saw him go one way while the ball went the other. Both were relished by the United fans who told him he was a “City reject,” but they were of no real importance next to the bigger issue; his extraordinary selfishness.
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