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Redknapp: Chelsea's Sturridge now Premier League force

Former Tottenham star Jamie Redknapp feels Chelsea youngster Danny Sturridge has arrived as a Premier League force.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp opined: "Sturridge reminds me of Arjen Robben in Jose Mourinho's conquering Chelsea team. He can go outside or inside, will charge at pace, panic defenders and, as we saw against Manchester City, he can change a game.

"Losing 1-0 and heading nowhere, Chelsea needed a special player to drag them back into the match. You talk about moments in games - Sturridge created those moments. He set up the first and won the penalty for the second.

"As Fernando Torres looks on from the bench, Sturridge has become an accomplished Chelsea forward - an attacking wide forward, playing with confidence and influencing big matches."

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