Romelu Lukaku, an amazing talent Chelsea signed from Anderlecht back in 2011 for 18m pounds. His debut season didn’t go well as planned as he only managed 12 appearances and provided 1 assist. As prior not make him waste his time on the bench, he was sent on loan to West Bromwich Albion in the beginning of the 2012-13 season where he impressed on his debut against Liverpool, scoring a header. He then went on to make a total of 38 appearances for WBA scoring an impressive 18 goals and providing 4 assist.
His best performance that season was his last match for West Brom against Man united where he came off the bench and scored a hat trick to help his side draw 5-5 against the Champions in the last match of Sir Alex Ferguson’s career at United .
He returned back to Chelsea and everyone’s hope was high for him to be our main striker ahead of Torres and Demba Ba. Under Jose Mourinho, He started well in the pre season scoring the only goal of the first match and then scoring another in the second match before bagging a brace in the third match. He had delivered top performances at Asia, but not much in U.S. friendlies as Torres was preferred instead of him and he managed to score in the last game of the pre season.
What everyone hoped to happen during the beginning of the premier league to see him in the starting lineup against Hull,he was dropped as Torres was chosen to start and so far he has made 2 appearance in the premier league,both times as a substitute.
And then came the Super cup,where Torres impressed with his performance before Lukaku was brought on in the 98th minute at Extra time. When the match went to penalties, it was all 4-4 when he was going to be the first one to take a penalty in sudden death but unfortunately he shot in the direction of Bayern Keeper Neur, who dived towards and ended up getting shot blocked and resulting in a win for Bayern. Since then, many fans have started criticizing him for his lack of performance and stating he is not ready for big matches.
Now this is the part where I will oppose. Lukaku is an amazing player, he deserves a start in the premier league instead of being on the bench, He can perform well in EPL, better than Torres or Ba(who are out of form). Torres has impressed us so far in European competitions, Ba most likely could leave on or maybe not and with the signing of Veteran striker Samuel Eto’o, Lukaku can learn a lot from him and he can still perform much better in EPL if he is given the chance.
The future at Chelsea is not over for you Lukaku, you are still part of the squad, Only time will tell when you become a consistent starter for Chelsea.
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