Chelsea morning news: Sturridge to miss Blues clash, Torres explains exit

A round up of news stories this morning about Chelsea.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says key striker Daniel Sturridge is unlikely to face Chelsea.

The former Blues front man has been injured since he picked up a problem while away with England.

“I don’t think he will be fit. We will work with him and hopefully we will get that bit of luck when he comes back. When he comes back hopefully we will have him for the rest of the season,” said Rodgers.

Chelsea owned striker Fernando Torres says he left the club because he wanted to feel important.

The Spaniard signed for AC Milan on a two-year loan deal last summer as he looks to revitalise his career.

“Mourinho has always been good to me. The decision to leave was a personal one because I needed more, I needed to feel important,” he told the Evening standard.

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill has revealed he feels Kurt Zouma is keeping him on his toes at the club.

Cahill is a key part of the Blues back four and the League Cup game against Shrewsbury earlier this week provided a chance for him to play alongside the talented Frenchman.

“He’s a big guy; he’s strong, powerful, good in the air and a fantastic talent. He’s a great guy off the pitch and every time he’s been asked to play he’s done really well. I’ve always felt pushed,” he told the Chelsea website.

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