Frank Lampard says Chelsea teammate Danny Sturridge is a different player for his time at Bolton Wanderers.

Sturridge hardly played for the Blues under previous boss Carlo Ancelotti but has impressed new manager Andre Villas-Boas since returning from a five-month loan spell at Bolton last season.

Lamps said: "His time with Bolton gave him the confidence that he could do it in the Premier League.

"He never got the chance here so he went to Bolton, scored regularly and returned to Chelsea for pre-season training with a spring in his step and showed he is going to be a top-drawer player.

"You can see the manager trusts him from the fact he has thrown him straight into the team this season."