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Chelsea starlet Sturridge eager to avoid comparisons with Blues greats

Chelsea youngster Danny Sturridge is nervous about being compared with the club's attacking legends.

Sturridge continued his run of scoring in every round so far in the victory over Cardiff City. With Peter Osgood the last player from any club to maintain such a run to the end of the competition, a pattern of scoring like that is always going to be noticed at Chelsea.

"Someone told me about it on Friday and I was thinking I don't need that pressure," smiled Sturridge with chelseafc.com. "I always want to score goals and want the team to win but I am not looking at the record. If I see someone in a better position then I am going to pass to them.

"It has been a good run for me and we are progressing in the tournament. Cardiff worked very hard as a team and it was hard for us to break them down but as time went on, quality shone through and we were working hard and in the end we got our rewards.

"It was a different position for me. I was out on the left whereas in the other two games I was in the middle and in the Preston game I was also on the right and behind the striker, so I am learning my trade."

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