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Lukaku tells Belgian television: I regret joining Chelsea when I did

Everton's loan star revealed to Sporting Telenet that he regrets leaving Anderlecht so soon and would have liked to have played in the first-team - why?

Romelu Lukaku's brother, Jordan, has recently broke into the Anderlecht first-team and during an interview with one of Belgium's leading sports broadcasts, he admitted that he may have left Anderlecht too soon and would have liked to play with his brother. 

For many, it is a fair comment from the player once tipped to emulate Chelsea legend Didier Drogba at Stamford Bridge because he has endured a mixed-bag of emotions since moving to England almost three-years ago. 

He spent the majority of his first season at the Bridge in the reserves, playing just 12 games before being allowed to leave the club on loan the next season. It saw the powerful striker move to West Bromwich Albion, and his reputation grew from there. 

He scored 17 Premier League goals in 35 games at Chelsea which, stunningly, was more than any other Chelsea striker accumulated that season. It was a tally which lead many Chelsea supporters into believing he would play a major part in their campaign this season under the tutorship of Jose Mourinho. 

Nevertheless, a clearly unsettled relationship between the two lead to Mourinho allowing the striker to once again leave on loan, this time to Champions League hopefuls Everton. 

Once again the striker has struck fear into Premier League defenders, and once again he looks to have outscored all the Chelsea strikers in the Premier League. Samuel Eto'o has put up the strongest contest, however, as things stand, he is still four goals behind the 20-year-old Chelsea loanee. 

Next season could prove to be huge for Lukaku at Chelsea, because as things stand, the timing of the move seems to have been all wrong - something Lukaku eluded to during his interview with Belgian television. 

If Jose Mourinho does go out and buy a superstar striker in the summer, one would assume it would kill Lukaku's chances of a large role in Chelsea's team next season. It could end up being a situation which could lead to the very talented striker looking for a permanent exit out of Stamford Bridge. 

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