Date:Saturday May 10 2014
Although Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa is the bookmakers' favourite to lead the line for Chelsea next season, boss Jose Mourinho is apparently pleased with young striker Romelu Lukaku's 'successful' loan spell at Everton.
At the start of the season, back in town from his other successful loan deal in English football at West Brom, the 20-year-old Belgian looked set for his Chelsea first team breakthrough before, seemingly in a hurry, heading out to Everton late in the summer transfer window, where he has scored 14 goals in 30 league games (15 in 32 across all competitions), which is regrettably more than the miserly return put up by Fernando Torres and Demba Ba.
Speaking to the club's official website, the Special One opined:
"Romelu Lukaku had what I call a successful loan.
"Sometimes players go on loan and, at the end of the season, we cannot find one positive reason for that loan but Lukaku played all the time - apart from when he was injured - so he has minutes of experience in the Premier League in a good team, with a good coach and scoring his goals."
"You can say the same thing about Thibaut Courtois [at Atletico]. A successful case of loans are the ones we have to analyse. My final report [on the season, given to the club on Monday] will have in detail these kinds of cases.
"That's my job - to analyse things, have an opinion and make my decisions. I have to work with the club and respect the club's decisions but I know clearly what I would like for next season."
Certainly Jose, they both had successful seasons under their belts and it is damn well your job to analyse these things and give directions as the gaffer.
So is it safe to assume this means the two Belgians will be kicking off their respective Stamford Bridge careers next term, or perhaps this will turn out yet another Mata of some of our special Juans not being good enough for the special Chelsea evolution?
Here at Vital Chelsea we hope it'll be the former scenario.
Date:Saturday May 10 2014
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