Dan has Sturr-ing sup­port for AVB

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DANIEL STUR­RIDGE has given his back­ing to un­der-fire Chelsea boss An­dre Vil­las-boas.

And the Blues striker in­sists AVB has the full sup­port of all the play­ers.

Vil­las-boas only joined the club in the sum­mer af­ter Chelsea owner Ro­man Abramovich stumped up £13.3mil­lion in com­pen­sa­tion to his former club Porto.

But he’s un­der pres­sure af­ter mak­ing the worst start to a sea­son since Red Rom took over at Stam­ford Bridge in 2003.

Stur­ridge, though, says he has ev­ery faith in the 34-year-old and is con­vinced he has a long fu­ture at the club.

He said: “The man­ager’s ap­proach is great. The at­tack­ing style he’s try­ing to im­ple­ment does work and in the fu­ture you will see it works.

Con­fi­dence

“The team are play­ing good foot­ball but we’ve just con­ceded some poor goals. The way we play and train are down to the man­ager want­ing us to be­come a strong unit.

“We are be­hind the man­ager 100 per cent and we will al­ways work hard for him be­cause he will be here for the next three years – that’s all we are think­ing about.

“It gives us con­fi­dence be­cause we played good foot­ball against New­cas­tle and against Wolves.

“The mood in the camp has been great, ev­ery­body is bub­bling and play­ing with a smile on their face.”

Stur­ridge, 22, has been in ex­cel­lent form this sea­son and has fea­tured more than Di­dier Drogba and Fer­nando Tor­res.

He said: “Re­gard­less of whether Di­dier or Fer­nando plays, it’s about the col­lec­tive for me.

“We all play for the team and, as long as the team is win­ning, it doesn’t mat­ter who plays.”

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