Lukaku on Chelsea frustrations and making Everton home

Romelu Lukaku

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku believes he deserved a chance at Chelsea, but is pleased to be at Everton.

This summer Everton smashed their transfer record in order to snap up Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea for £28 million. The Belgian striker has previously been on loan at Goodison Park - scoring 16 goals in 33 appearances after making a deadline day move to the club.

It was indeed a surprise sale. Chelsea were handsomely rewarded for their striker, to the tune of £28 million. But at such a young age and with Chelsea struggling for options in the striker department it was a surprise to send him packing.

He is clearly supremely talented, as he proved at West Brom the season previous - scoring 17 goals in 38 appearances.

Instead Chelsea brought in three new strikers this summer, Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy all arriving as the likes of Demba Ba, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o left - along with Lukaku.

But he clearly did not have the right impact on Jose Mourinho - who simply seemed to never fancy him.

And once again Lukaku has made it clear that he did not get a fair crack at Chelsea.

Speaking whilst away on international duty with Belgium Lukaku has spoken once again about his Chelsea frustrations:

"At 16 I went into the Anderlecht side, the best team in Belgium. I had my chance and I took it. I was top scorer there and we won the league and I then scored even more. When I went to Chelsea I knew it would be hard but I proved in some games I deserved a chance.

"At some point you have to make the decision: Do you want to be a squad member or do you want to build your career? I chose the latter and I think I am in a team now where there is that ambition to be one of those big teams."

Everton fans will be pleased he made that call, especially if he starts banging in the goals again soon.

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