After scoring his 4th goal in 4 games for Bolton, Manager Owen Coyle has backed Englishman Daniel Sturridge to return to Chelsea a "far better player" according to Sky Sports. What's more, he thinks the 21 year old could be a "star".
But can that be with Chelsea? With Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Fernando Torres and Salomon Kalou already established at Chelsea, it seems realistic that at least one of them would have to leave the club to make room for Sturridge.
Having Sturridge as a bit part player who rarely gets game time has obviously not helped him during his time at Chelsea. Now, given a proper chance to shine at a lesser club, he has proven that he can play. More importantly, he can convert good performances into goals in the Premier League.
I think that the club will be keen to get him back. He's young, English, fast, agile and is now hitting the back of the net. But if Daniel Sturridge is to become a star for Chelsea, it is hard to see how he will get such an opportunity until one of the present, older strikers leaves the club. My money is on Didier Drogba leaving this sumer to make way.
Lets hope that Sturridge does get a proper run for Chelsea and that he can bang them in as he has been for Bolton.