Sturridge: Chelsea still in race


Daniel Sturridge does not believe Chelsea are out of the race for the Barclays Premier League title just yet, despite their weekend blip at lowly Wigan.

The Blues managed only a point at the DW Stadium on Saturday; surrendering their lead in the closing stages as Jordi Gomez ghosted in to make it 1-1.

Sturridge had opened the scoring for Andre Villas-Boas' side just before the hour, when he took down an Ashley Cole ball and fired past Ali Al-Habsi.

However, a single strike was not to be enough for Chelsea, who had to traipse back to Stamford Bridge with a draw, thinking of what might have been.

And, although Sturridge admits the late leveller was hard to swallow, Chelsea are still very much in the hunt for the league crown.

"These sort of draws are upsetting because we worked so hard for the full game but we conceded a goal at the very end," the 22-year-old told the official Chelsea website.

"But we are going to pick ourselves back up and we are going to work harder in training and be ready for the next game.

"There are still five months to go and I think people would be stupid to assume Chelsea are out of the title race. We are going to fight to the very last game."

Of his goal, Sturridge added: "I am happy with how it is going personally but collectively for me is more important and I would have loved to have come away with three points and I hadn't have scored."

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