"Every team I played for want to hit the front players as early as possible," he conceded.
"I'm thinking about my own future now. I want to play in a more central position, like I did at West Ham," he told Sky Sports.
"I feel I've got a lot more still to offer and my best days are ahead of me. I want the right kind of manager - a manager who loves me, who will put me in the team.
"At Chelsea there were players who could have two or three dreadful games before they were left out. I only had to have a dreadful 20 minutes and I was out."