Daniel Sturridge insists he is ready to be the main striker at European champions Chelsea.

The 22-year old was often deployed in a wider position last season but now that Didier Drogba has departed, he is looking to become the key attacker at Stamford Bridge.

"I've been waiting for the opportunity as a striker since I joined Chelsea and hopefully this season will be the one where I can show what I can do there," Sturridge told talkSPORT.

"Hopefully the manager (Roberto Di Matteo) will give me a chance."

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