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Sturridge happy to taste Wembley action for Chelsea

Danny Sturridge was happy to see action for Chelsea in their Community Shield defeat to Manchester United.

The 20-year-old forward missed our friendlies against Eintracht Frankfurt and Hamburg due to a minor ankle injury, but returned from the bench against Manchester United yesterday, laying on a goal for Salomon Kalou having had an effort well saved by Edwin Van der Sar only moments earlier.

"It is good to get some fitness from the game, and we'll come back in the week and try and put things right," the England Under 21 striker told

"The ankle is improving, I still have pain and I only trained twice last week. I wasn't sure if I would be able to go through the pain barrier but my leg is getting stronger every day and in the next few days hopefully I will be able to play without pain."

He added: "It was a difficult six months when I first joined the club, when I didn't have my family and was living alone, but this season I feel a lot more comfortable, part of the lads and as though I am at home a lot more.

"Players have put an arm around me and I have a good bond, with the younger players especially where we have a bit of banter."

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