West Brom’s Daniel Sturridge is injured
It turned out to be a horrible return to Stamford Bridge for Liverpool loanee Daniel Sturridge.
Chelsea jumped over Tottenham and Liverpool in third place in the Premier League on Monday night with a 3-0 win over West Brom.
In recent weeks Chelsea have put in patchy and underwhelming performances. That wasn’t the case against WBA, as the Blues confidently claimed three points.
Eden Hazard was the standout player on the pitch. The Belgian scored twice, while Victor Moses scored the other.
West Brom remain bottom of the EPL, while Daniel Sturridge is now injured after playing just three minutes.
— VOOsport (@VOOsport) February 13, 2018
Sturridge comeback timetable
The only good news for West Brom is that Sturridge shouldn’t be out for too long.
Sturridge twinged his hamstring in the opening minutes of the Chelsea game. Did he not warm up properly?
After the match Alan Pardew gave the following update on the Liverpool forward:
He felt his hamstring after a 60m sprint in the first moments of the game. We’ll have to nurse him. He won’t play next week but hopefully the week after.
Michael Owen is worried
On Tuesday morning, former Liverpool striker Michael Owen posted his fears for Sturridge on social media.
According to Owen, he believes Sturridge may have to alter the way he approaches the game.
Does the West Brom loanee need to make a “total change” to his game as Owen has suggested?
Not nice seeing @DanielSturridge limp off last night. I’ve felt his exact paid when your body lets you down. Unfortunately it meant a total change of style for the remainder of my career. From playing freely to a confined penalty box predator.
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) February 13, 2018
For the record, Sturridge is under contract at Anfield until the end of the season. At that point he’s a free agent, but which club will want to take a punt on a forward with a horrible injury record?