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Sturridge continues to be in top form for England U21's

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Since joining Bolton on loan, Daniel Sturridge has been getting regular starts and making the most of it.  He's netted four times in his six appearances there, and looked generally dangerous even when not finding the back of the net.  This afternoon Sturridge started for the English U21 side in their contest againt Denmark, and true to recent form he was by far the most dangerous player on the pitch.  Sturridge created havoc throughout the game with his excellent runs and control of the ball, and was responsible for most of his sides quality chances throughout the game.  Early in the second half Sturridge released a curler from about 35 yards which moved enough that Denmark keeper Jonas Lossi could do nothing but push it into the 6 yard box.  Former Chelsea youth Scott Sinclair was waiting patiently in the box, and slotted the rebound home to put England up 2-0.  Five minutes later Sturridge went on a marauding run into the box, leaving several defenders in his wake before slotting one into the corner.  He also found shots on goal three other times, while narrowly missing wide two more.  All in all it was a very impressive display for the youngster, and his recent form should really help his standing with the club come summer.  

Two other occurrences of note happened today.  15 year old Nathan Ake, who was signed away from the Feyenoord youth system in December, made his debut for the Dutch U17 side today.  Congratulations to the young man, he's our best internal hope to unseat David Luiz for the best hair on the team award.  Ramires also had a noteable day, as he turned 24 years old today.  Happy birthday Ramires, you're looking like you'll be getting birthday wishes from Chelsea fans for many years to come.

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