Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is delighted he kept hold of Danny Sturridge in the summer.
He marked his first start of the campaign with a goal in the Blues' 2-1 win at Sunderland.
Villas-Boas said: "We had a lot of teams calling Daniel to take him on loan during the transfer window but it was never going to happen.
"The technical staff and I all had the feeling we should bring him in. We have an outstanding player."