Daniel Sturridge moved to Chelsea in the summer of 2009 in a controversial transfer, after refusing to sign a new deal with his boyhood club Manchester City.

The 22-year-old striker says he could not refuse the opportunity to join the biggest club in the Barclays Premier League, and insists he has no regrets about moving to west London.

Despite the fact that his former employers are five points clear at the top of the table, Sturridge, who has impressed for the Blues so far this term, and earned his first senior England call-up this week, is adamant that he made the right decision to switch allegiances.

"It was stressful moving from Manchester but I couldn't turn down Chelsea," he told The Sun. "It's the biggest club in the Premier League and I'll never regret it.

"I'll never forget what City did for me but Chelsea is my main focus now."

With four goals in seven Barclays Premier League appearances, Sturridge has patiently waited for his chance to show what he can do in the first-team, and under the stewardship of Andre Villas-Boas, Chelsea seem to now be reaping the rewards of the faith shown in him.

Sturridge will be hoping he is given an opportunity to impress Three Lions boss Fabio Capello in the upcoming fixtures against Spain and Sweden, as he looks to replicate club form for his country, with a view to cementing his place in the England squad for next summer's European Championships.

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