Sturridge hails Mata's creative influence at Chelsea
After victory over Everton, Sturridge was asked for his opinion on Mata, who only arrived in English football in late August.
"He gives everything every single game," he told chelseafc.com. "He runs very hard every game and is a very creative player for us, making a lot of chances and scoring his fair share of goals.
"He's a great acquisition and we're glad to have him."