Sturridge focused on the present
Daniel Sturridge is looking to put Peter Osgood's FA Cup scoring record to the back of his mind.
Last Updated: 16/02/10 4:11pm
Daniel Sturridge intends to put any thoughts of matching Peter Osgood's 1970 FA Cup goalscoring record firmly to the back of his mind.
Sturridge only learned of the Chelsea legend's feat of scoring in every round last week before bagging the third goal as Chelsea claimed a 4-1 victory over Cardiff.
The striker had already fired a brace against Watford and also contributed another in the fourth round victory at Preston.
He now only has three games to go if the Blues are to win the trophy, the first of those being the quarter-final clash against either Manchester City or Stoke on the weekend of 6th/7th March.
Although he would dearly like to equal Osgood's statistic, the 20-year-old knows such predictions are highly premature.
He said: "Someone told me about it on Friday and I was thinking I don't need that pressure.
"I always want to score goals and want the team to win but I am not looking at the record. If I see someone in a better position then I am going to pass to them.
"It has been a good run for me and we are progressing in the tournament. Cardiff worked very hard as a team and it was hard for us to break them down, but as time went on quality shone through. We were working hard and in the end we got our rewards.
"It was a different position for me. I was out on the left whereas in the other two games I was in the middle.
"In the Preston game I was also on the right and behind the striker, so I am learning my trade."
Kalou aiming to shine
Chelsea's fourth goal against Cardiff was scored by substitute Salomon Kalou, who has struggled to get back into the side since his return from the African Cup of Nations.
But he is hoping his superb diving header will enhance his chances of a return to Carlo Ancelotti's first team.
"I haven't been playing lately and to get in the team and score a goal is very important for my confidence," insisted Kalou. "You can build a lot of confidence for the next game from it.
"That is how you win prizes. You need to have a strong bench, people who can come on and turn a game around.
"We always go for every competition and it is a good feeling to still be in the FA Cup because we know the other top three are out and there is a good chance for us to continue to try to win it again."
Chelsea captain John Terry has returned from Dubai with wife Toni after being given compassionate leave by Ancelotti.
He is expected to resume training later in the week ahead of their weekend game against Wolves.