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Romelu Lukaku Negotiating a U-Turn?

Chelsea youngster Romelu Lukaku obviously loves the media and I guess the love affair is mutual, as he is the one subject sure to generate as many column inches as possible on a fairly consistent basis.


Recently reports in the Spanish press suggested La Liga champions Atletico Madrid were in advanced talks with Chelsea to sign the 21 year-old Belgian striker on a season-long loan deal as replacement for the West London-bound Diego Costa, but this morning International Business Times, IBTimes, are up with quotes that the admirably overconfident striker is not focusing on securing a move to Los Rojiblancos despite suggestions he is being used as a bargaining chip in our efforts to secure deals for Diego Costa and left back, Filipe Luis.


IBTimes are of the opinion that although a move to the Vicente Calderon would be beneficial to all three parties, Lukaku, who believes he is now a 'complete striker' after his impressive spell with Everton, thinks he could still stay at Stamford Bridge and fight for his place despite previously suggesting Costa's arrival would force him out of the club.


"I only know one thing and that is that, in my opinion,
Chelsea are still the biggest club in England and they have a very, very good manager," Lukaku was recently quoted as saying.


"I have a contract with Chelsea after this summer and
I am not focusing on any move to Atletico.

"Let me say that I am now the complete striker. I never
thought I was a target man, a number nine who could
play with his back to the goal. I always wanted to run at
defenders. That is still a great quality, but now I can do
both. I love playing as a real striker in the box now," he concluded.



So there you have it, your daily Lukaku waffles delivered.
But would you rather have him back here as Costa's understudy - possibly in lieu of one Fernando Torres and/or Demba Ba - or perhaps you reckon his mooted volte-face could see some of our impending deals with our friends in Madrid fall through?




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Writer: Josh_Mou  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 11 2014

Time: 1:09PM

Your Comments

The foolish One ... back tracks again on his comments.. I wonder when he will grow up and realize you don't shoot your mouth to the press and any given opportunity. I am sure there will be a repeat of this shenanigans again as soon as he scores one or two WC goals. What irritates me is when people excuse such unprofessional behaviour as youthful exuberance. there are several players who have handled the press with better wisdom at 17 -18 years yet we keep regarding a 21 year old guy as a kid.. just to excuse his idiocy.
Dwonder
I love how the trolls always assume had he stayed Jose would not have given a chance. Do you trolls really want him as our only main striker and say other 1 and 2 at a way lower skill set than Lukaku. Chelsea is a big team, buying Costa or another world class striker is not anything to do with not giving this kid a chance. Or maybe he should be our ONLY striker.
BlueMIA
Dwonder: In the eyes of some people, he can do No Wrong and will forever be Blameless. I was really excited when he joined Chelsea. I was impressed when I saw the video of his visit to the Bridge with his school mates. When he said that he hoped Everton would do better than Chelsea, I started getting annoyed and turned off by this kid. Hope he gets sold TBH.
StamfordDLion
HGH is back.. And about Lukaku, he really need to shut up and learn some humility. He is now "the complete striker"? Ffs he was 9th top goalscorer last season. If he is the complete striker what can we call Suarez? Please just shut up and be more humble kid.
Carloss86
Im tired of this kid..
Carloss86
i'm starting 2 tink d media r jst making up stories abt dis kid des days,i dnt tink he is as bad as he is being portrayed. He sud stay as an understudy 2 costa,he is stil d kraken
smog
(Carloss86: HGH is back) I think so.
StamfordDLion
(He won't be sold SDL, best believe that.) Mata, who was Chelsea's player of the year two years in a row and contributed to Chelsea's success was sold to United for a Profit. Have you forgotten Jose's response to Mata after he demonstrated his disgust at being substituted? Players who annoy Jose Usually end up being moved. Have you forgotten KDB? What makes you think that Lukaku won't be sold? (How about you and your ilk beat it and cut the kid some slack, seeing as he only just left teenage huh?) I have been under the Impression that an individual between the ages of "13-18" can be Classified as a TEENAGER! 21-year-old Lukaku is a Grown A** Man who can legally buy drinks in a liquor store and guns in America.
StamfordDLion
What's the point of keeping a Disruptive Personality in the squad?
StamfordDLion
(You know kids, heck, even some delusional adults(insert an Eto'o or Odimwingie name here) always think the grass is greener elsewhere until reality slams 'em bang straight in the face. Maybe Lukaku has met his reality?) Wow! Lukaku really seems to be coming IN and OUT of "Reality" lately. Just a week or so ago, he was commenting that Chelsea is the best team in England and so on. Then he was saying that he will seek a move away from Chelsea. Now he is saying that Chelsea is still the best team in England and he is a Complete Player.
StamfordDLion
(You know kids, heck, even some delusional adults(insert an Eto'o or Odimwingie name here) Don't you think Lukaku is DELUDED? A Complete Player … Automatic First Striker for Chelsea. Deluded Lukaku.
StamfordDLion
2 years ago, he was 19 years old. 19 year old can't be classified as a teenager.
StamfordDLion
I mentioned Liquor and Guns to show that in the Real World, a 21-year-old man is a MAN and not a Youngster. When is Lukaku going to grow up and act is a mature/responsible manner?
StamfordDLion
Why are you trying to bring ETO as a Bench Mark/Reference Point/Figure to Look up to and Compare?
StamfordDLion
(Lukaku is still growing up, in my opinion, of course; he just cut his childhood afro locks e.g... and it behooves 'adults' without ulterior motives like you to correct and support him.) Are you trying to imply that he grew up a bit when he cut his Dreads?
StamfordDLion
(Help Him Grow With Us?) I am not a part of his Inner Circle. I am not his AGENT or his Influential Father. How can I help him to Grow Up and be Responsible?
StamfordDLion
If Dortmund, A. Madrid are trying to get him then sell him to them I say for a PROFIT or Player Exchange/Cash Deal. Why do business with Spurs? Haven't forgotten how Levy stopped Modric from coming to Chelsea. No business deals with Arsenal as well. Doubt Wenger will offer Good Money.
StamfordDLion
Lukaku + Cash for KOKE
StamfordDLion
Ok. So a 19 year old guy is still a Teenager. But a 21 year old is a MAN. In America, an 18 year old offender and a criminal is TRIED as an ADULT. Stop trying to portray Lukaku as a youngster. He is a Grown A** Man who needs to stop Yapping and Act in a Responsible way especially towards Chelsea … his Employers. In the Real World, Employees Don't Cross the Line and DISRESPECT their EMPLOYERS.
StamfordDLion
Lukaku has to play. The bench will do him no good. He has to be on the pitch every week for a full 90 minutes if possible. That's the only way he'll improve.
foreign_viewer
(Help Him STAY and Grow With Us by NOT "hoping" and suggesting that he be sold!!! Now how hard is that for you, Chelsea fan?) Four or Five Days ago, Lukaku suggested that he ought to look out for HIMSELF and seek a MOVE away from Chelsea! Jose and Chelsea Granted his Loan Wish and Allowed him to go to Everton just before the Transfer Window Closed … But Instead of being Gracious, Lukaku out of Spite and Bitterness said that he "HOPED" Everton will come on Top of Chelsea! (((Now how hard is that for you, Chelsea fan?))) Its Nearly Impossible for me to Like and Support a Player who behaves in this manner towards my beloved Chelsea!
StamfordDLion
Lukaku + Cash for KOKE
StamfordDLion
When did Lukaku live in "America"? The discussion should about whether Lukaku can put the ball in the back of the net consinstantly in the PL. We know the answer.
foreign_viewer
Eto'o going to Anzi is any man's dream. £20m a year to run around kicking a ball.
foreign_viewer
One can say that Lukaku is Grandly Deluded because he thinks the world revolves around him and that Jose/Chelsea can't or won't sell him like Pep sold Eto.
StamfordDLion
Foreign, go and read my posts. Where have I implied that Lukaku Lives in America. I have mentioned the Alcohol and Guy Purchasing Age of America and the Criminal Prosecution Age and Standards of America to HIGHLIGHT my Point that Lukaku is not a YOUNGSTER and People should not EXCUSE his PETULANT Behaviour. He is a Grown A** Man.
StamfordDLion
(The discussion should about whether Lukaku can put the ball in the back of the net consinstantly in the PL. We know the answer.) If Scoring Goals is all that matters then I wonder why you post negative posts about Diego Costa? Costa scored 36 goals last season whereas Lukaku scored 15. The season before that, Costa scored 20 Goals where as Lukaku scored 17. In the last two seasons, Costa has scored more than Lukaku. Yet you belittle Costa.
StamfordDLion
Foreign: I hope I won't hear your counter argument (What did Costa when he was 21 years old?) Remember Alexandre Pato? He was the Next Big Thing! Where is he NOW? Sao Paulo! Who knows where Lukaku might be few years down the road.
StamfordDLion
Lukaku is DELUDED! In his Mind he is a COMPLETE Player … Undisputed 1st Choice Striker of Chelsea. Sell Lukaku + Cash for KOKE.
StamfordDLion
Ronaldo has Scored 177 Goals in 165 Appearances for Real Madrid. He is a Ballon D'or Winner.
StamfordDLion
What is Lukaku's Record for Chelsea? What has he Achieved at Chelsea to think that he can say that he should be the 1st Striker for Chelsea without Question?
StamfordDLion
You can't compare Ronaldo to Lukaku! Are you trying to put Lukaku on the same Pedestal as Ronaldo?
StamfordDLion
YaYa Toure is a Disruptive Player But you can't undermine his ability. He scored 24 Goals for City from Midfield Last Season where as Lukaku only managed to score 15. I wouldn't keep YaYa in the club. City ought to give him the Tevez treatment and ship him abroad.
StamfordDLion
If you guys don't have a thick skin for Lukaku, I wonder if you have the thick skin to handle some of Diego Costa's on-field antics (spitting in his hands and touching opposition players with it as an example).....Yaya Toure is the reason City won the PL. I doubt they will listen to you to ship him out. Some would have considered Drogba a disruptive player because of his comments, but he ended up becoming a legend. Better excuse a 21 year old boy for his comments and act like you never heard it!!!!!!!!! I think what's disruptive to me are Torres's comments of staying............
KAKUfrank
(Lukaku for two consecutive seasons has bested Fernando "Fifty Million Pounds" Torres! What more could you possibly want in a Chelsea striker?) The whole world knows that Fernando has failed. Instead of Fernando, why don't you try to compare Lukaku's stats to World Class Strikers at present (World Class Strikers that Chelsea need) Costa 36 Goals Last Season. Benzema 24. Lewandowski 28. Mario Mandžukić 26.
StamfordDLion
Making such comments to the press is pretty childish of Likaku. however, I still think he deserves a chance which he's dying to for, and obviously ready for. As I've commented times and over, if Mourhino lets him go, he will be chasing him again in 2 years time. Therefore, I suggest that we extend his contract and give him a chance.
Jemsy Edouard
Making such comments to the press is pretty childish of Likaku. however, I still think he deserves a chance which he's dying to for, and obviously ready for. As I've commented times and over, if Mourhino lets him go, he will be chasing him again in 2 years time. Therefore, I suggest that we extend his contract and give him a chance.
Jemsy Edouard
Lets see if Costa will start yapping about Chelsea. Comparing Drogba to Lukaku is just absurd. What has Lukaku achieved for Chelsea? I mentioned in my earlier post that Yaya was instrumental last season for City. Lukaku has not done anything for Chelsea like Yaya has done for City. Its up to City to keep feeding CAKES to Yaya. I for one don't want players like Yaya in my club. Why condone an appalling behaviour?
StamfordDLion
Sell Lukaku + Cash for KOKE
StamfordDLion
Pato was injury prone. Lukaku is fit. And it is a fact that he is better than what Costa was at 21. Ironically, Costa is injury prone these days. Torres 2.0?
foreign_viewer
Mandzukic is crap.
foreign_viewer
Costa is not a marquee signing.
foreign_viewer
I have had enough of this Lukaku soap opera. Will the club/Jose make a decision already FFS, so everyone can move on.
syed230183_chelseafc
Kalas is going away to Cologne. So much for Mourinho playing young players.
foreign_viewer
Mandzukic is crap? Mandzukic scored 26 last season. Lukaku scored 15. Mandzukic scored 22 during the 2012/13 season when Lukaku scored 17.
StamfordDLion
Costa scored 36 Goals for the La Liga Winners and CL Runners up. Double more than Lukaku who says he is a Complete Player.
StamfordDLion
I guess Ronaldo was as Loose Mouthed Towards United Before He started playing for them? Was he asking for a move away from United even before he was playing for them on a regular basis?
StamfordDLion
Bet Old Red Nose would have given Ronaldo the hair drier treatment if Ronaldo had said that he is the undisputed striker/winger for United … that he is a complete player … that he wants a move away from United Before Cementing his place in the Squad.
StamfordDLion
Why should Chelsea cave in to Lukaku's petulant demands?
StamfordDLion
(I guess LOL was invented for you, matey.) What a Mature Reaction and Response.
StamfordDLion
Lukaku says that he is a Complete Player and said that he wants a Move Away from Chelsea and that he should be the Undisputed 1st Striker of Chelsea. When he thinks of himself in this way then he should be compared to other top level strikers regardless of age.
StamfordDLion
"You know Chelsea: every year they buy a new top striker," he said. "I remember me coming into the dressing room last year and seeing Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba and going: 'Whoah! What's happening here?' "But no problem. Many clubs are interested in me and at this stage I have to look to myself. "I have to play a good World Cup. That's very interesting for all the players looking for a transfer, and I must be one of them. Chelsea know my point of view."
StamfordDLion
Only a Thick Person won't be able to Grasp the Underlying Meaning of His Words.
StamfordDLion
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/12040/9340972/transfer-news-chelseas-romelu-lukaku-admits-he-may-have-to-leave-club
StamfordDLion
Lukaku is Deluded. Okay, he scored more than Eto and Ba for EVERTON. But Demba Ba also scored goals for New Castle.
StamfordDLion
In 2012/13, BA scored 13 goals in 20 appearances for New Castle and 6 goals in 14 appearances for Chelsea. Thats 19 Goals in total. In 2011/12, he scored 16 goals in 34 appearances.
StamfordDLion
Did you read the Sky Article? The link that I have posted above.
StamfordDLion
I know this article is about Lukaku making a U-turn after saying four days ago that he wants a MOVE AWAY from Chelsea. What makes you think that he won't make another U-turn. Looking at the way Lukaku, he has been making a couple of U-turns lately … from praising Chelsea as the best club in England, to seeking a Move away from Chelsea to praising Jose.
StamfordDLion
keep Dancing with the Devil (Media) Lukaku
StamfordDLion
@Stamford... You keep going on and on with this your Lukaku bashing... Your hatred for this kid has no footballing basis... Lukaku score goals, period! If you wanna give moral instructions do so to players like Suarez, Costa, Rooney, etc... Or why not apply to be his P.R. adviser if you feel you can improve that aspect of him. Don't tell us you were excited when he signed for Chelsea, maybe you can say that to those who are new on this site..
Latunvic
Okay. So since you can't Grasp the Underlying Meaning of his words … Take his words LITERALLY Then. Was he Acknowledging Eto and BA and showing his team mates Respect? Was he showing Respect and Commitment to Chelsea?
StamfordDLion
I don't rate Lukaku,Jose doesn't rate Lukaku.He is really poor with his back to goal and has terrible control,he will never be top class,so just sell him and get what we can before people realise he's useless.
THEBREEZE
He is Self Serving and Deluded
StamfordDLion
Latunvic: Why should I give moral instructions to Suarez, Costa, Rooney? Are they Chelsea players? If they were Chelsea players are were saying that they hoped Everton would be better than Chelsea, and that they expressed a desire to move away from Chelsea then I would be criticising them. They are not Chelsea players so I am not concerned about them. Lukaku scored goals for Everton and not Chelsea. Chelsea has paid for his transfer fees and wages. Where is his appreciation? I guess he showed his appreciation when he made that Everton remark or when he recently expressed his desire to move.
StamfordDLion
Makes NO FOOTBALLING SENSE to keep a DISRUPTIVE PLAYER in the Squad who will Disrupt Team Harmony.
StamfordDLion
Latunvic: I was excited when he signed for Chelsea. That was three years ago. But his shenanigans mostly during the past year or so has really turned me off.
StamfordDLion
What are you saying @Stamford...? So because Lukaku loves Chelsea and praised Chelsea as the best club he shouldn't speak about his aspirations as a person or what he feels is right for his career. If you're a young footballer, would you be so willing or eager to rot on Chelsea's bench.. I don't know where you guys came up with the claim that Lukaku is demanding to be our first choice CF without a fight.. The little I know about this guy he doesn't in anyway act like a slacker or coward, he's hardworking.
Latunvic
Mandzukic plays in a one team league.
foreign_viewer
Costa at 21. Lukaku at 21. That's all.
foreign_viewer
Lampard had world class ball control didn't he?
foreign_viewer
Everything you've said is still not enough reason to keeping bashing him at every opportunity... Give this guy a break, he loves Chelsea but at the same time facing reality and fighting for his career.
Latunvic
Costa (36 Goals) La Liga Winner and CL Runner Up. Lukaku (15) Everton. That's all.
StamfordDLion
Oh Jesus! Just shocking the hatred some Chelsea fans have for our young players. Take a chill pill @Stamford.
RomansArmy
Oh Jesus! Just shocking, the hatred some Chelsea fans have for our young players. Take a chill pill @Stamford.
RomansArmy
Latunvic: I said before in the earlier article on Lukaku, if he has concerns about his future, then he ought to be talking to Jose in PRIVATE. I bet he is endearing himself to Jose by constantly feeding the Media.
StamfordDLion
Lukaku is 21 and has room for growth.
ACLamp
RomansArmy: I am chilling and hoping that Chelsea will sell Lukaku. Lukaku + cash for KOKE
StamfordDLion
Costa was a 10 goal a season striker, who was very injury prone and I disciplined on the pitch. In 2011/2012 season he scored only 10 goals on loan to Rayo Vallecano.
RomansArmy
(Give this guy a break, he loves Chelsea but at the same time facing reality and fighting for his career.) I guess Lukaku was showing his LOVE for Chelsea when he said that Everton should finished above Chelsea!
StamfordDLion
Costa was a 10 goal a season striker, who was very injury prone and I disciplined on the pitch. In 2011/2012 season he scored only 10 league goals on loan to Rayo Vallecano.
RomansArmy
RomansArmy: Costa has come a long way. He is arguably the Top 5 Striker in the World at Present. He patiently waited for opportunities while he was overshadowed by other players like Falcao. I bet he was not Yapping like Lukaku.
StamfordDLion
In 2012/2013 season he scored 10 league goals and 10 cup goals.
RomansArmy
@stamford, the key point here is that b/4 the 2013/2014 season there was nothing Costa has done to merit being the 1st choice striker. Yet when Falcao was sold, Atletico took a gamble by putting their trust in him. He rewarded them with 36 goals.
RomansArmy
RomansArmy: Falcao was still an Atletico player in 2012/2013. Their Number 1 Striker.
StamfordDLion
He also about to reward them with a £32m fee from Chelsea, which Atletico could use to buy an adequate replacement. My prayer is that Atletico is not mugging us by packaging and selling an injury prone player.
RomansArmy
We have to take the risk. Remember how Van Persie rewarded SAF and United.
StamfordDLion
Costa has scored 0 international goals for Brazil and Spain compared to >8 goals scored by Lukaku for Belgium.
RomansArmy
You are willing to take the risk with a player whom has only had a good season in his entire career, yet unwilling to give a chance to "YOUR OWN" player whose main short coming is his big mouth?
RomansArmy
You are willing to take the risk with a player who has only had one good season in his entire career, yet unwilling to give a chance to "YOUR OWN" player whose main short coming is his big mouth?
RomansArmy
I rest my case
RomansArmy
20 goals in 2012/13 and 36 goals in 2013/14 season is impressive. How can you not count 20 goals in 2012/13 as a good season for Costa?
StamfordDLion
A Player with a Big Mouth has the Potential to be a Disruptive Player and Disrupt Squad Harmony. Are you willing to have a player that will bring negativity and disharmony in the team?
StamfordDLion
It's 10 league goals in 2012/2013 season, and 27 league goals in 2013/2014 season.
RomansArmy
So the Cup Goals are meaningless and insignificant?
StamfordDLion
Now we are talking about 10 league goals in La Liga. Wonder how many goals it will translate to in the EPL. Any ideas?
RomansArmy
Diego Costa 9 Champions League Appearances 8 Goals and 1 Assist
StamfordDLion
Well done @Stamford for standing your ground, I wholeheartedly agree with your sentiments. Shame about your protagonists, most of them should visit Specsavers because I fear for their short-sightedness. Myopic does not begin to describe them. As for MQ (MacQuinn) he needs a frontal lobotomy and a few etiquette lessons would not go amiss. I know HGH sailed closet the wind, too close since he was banned, but he had valid points and arguments. MQ(n) just talks tosh, as did his namesake predecessor. So I would be surprised if it's HGH, although there might be a case of disruptive retaliation to a ban. Who knows, not me, like before just passing time. Who cares? Not me again.
BlueABS
@Stamford, saying that he scored 20 goals in 2012/2013 season so he had a good season is like saying that Fernando Torres scored 22 goals in 2012/2013 season so Torres had a good season. That's not right. You have to look at how many were scored in the league. Torres scored only 8 ( out of 22) goals in the league so he had a poor season. Costa scored only 10 league goals in that season. Lukaku scored 17 EPL goals.
RomansArmy
Think about it, you become a professional footballer and one of the first things you should learn along the way is don't talk to the press. Unless you have an ulterior motive I guess.
BlueABS
Lukaku scored for Everton. Most teams that play against Everton give them space unlike Chelsea. Costa is playing for A. Madrid who are a far better team than Everton and dare I say our beloved Chelsea.
StamfordDLion
Why discounted the 10 cup goals scored by Costa in 2012/13 season is b/c he actually scored 8 of them in the Europa league. Enough said.
RomansArmy
In the 2012/13 season, Torres was supposed to be our main striker, our 50 million striker. In the 2012/13 season, A. Madrid's number 1 striker was Falcao. Costa had to wait for opportunities. Most of the time he came off the bench.
StamfordDLion
Sorry I mean 8 in Spanish cup 2 Europa.
RomansArmy
Fact is Costa has had just one good season in his entire career.
RomansArmy
Costa's exploits last season shows that he is a terrific player and he Genuinely looks like a Striker that will Complement Jose's System. I don't see why we shouldn't gamble and take a risk.
StamfordDLion
I can't predict for Certain if Jose/Chelsea will sell Lukaku this summer. But I am Hoping he is sold. Have I mentioned in any of my posts that he will be sold be Chelsea for certain?
StamfordDLion
My earlier post pasted below ought to answer your statement about the possibility of Jose/Chelsea selling Lukaku.
StamfordDLion
(He won't be sold SDL, best believe that.) Mata, who was Chelsea's player of the year two years in a row and contributed to Chelsea's success was sold to United for a Profit. Have you forgotten Jose's response to Mata after he demonstrated his disgust at being substituted? Players who annoy Jose Usually end up being moved. Have you forgotten KDB? What makes you think that Lukaku won't be sold? (How about you and your ilk beat it and cut the kid some slack, seeing as he only just left teenage huh?) I have been under the Impression that an individual between the ages of "13-18" can be Classified as a TEENAGER! 21-year-old Lukaku is a Grown A** Man who can legally buy drinks in a liquor store and guns in America.
StamfordDLion
McQuinnChels: I Dare you to press "Report Abuse" on me. Lets see who will get Banned first. I have outlasted quite a number of members on VC.
StamfordDLion
I like Lukaku as a player but he's very arrogant.... when it comes to admiring him, people say he's intelligent he speaks 5 languages etc..... sure he is an intelligent person so let's not underestimate his brain because he's not that much of a kid !!...... Sturridge is a good example of someone who went out of Chelsea and proved us wrong and even him with 31 goals in 37 games haven't talked this much..... and he's just two years older than Lukaku........
The Persian
one thing is for sure, we don't always sell but when we do we either make profit of the deal or sell for almost the same price we bought the player for.......... Luiz, Mata, KdB, Studge and even Meireles are examples of the recent sales.......
The Persian
Sturridge is 4 years older than Lukaku.
foreign_viewer
Costa is an injury prone one season wonder. Lukaku 21 > Costa 21. Plus Lukaku, is not injury prone.
foreign_viewer
Teams don't park the bus against Atletico as much as they do against Chelsea, but now they will. Costa breaks the offside trap. He runs into empty space behind defenders. He didn't do very well when Chelsea sat deep.
foreign_viewer
He doesn't do well for Spain because there is no space to run into. The only logical solution will be to lump the ball to him in the box and hope he dives for a penalty.
foreign_viewer
(Teams don't park the bus against Atletico as much as they do against Chelsea, but now they will.) Teams don't park the bus against EVERTON as much as they do against Chelsea.
StamfordDLion
Costa scored 36 GOALS Last Season. His Goals Tally Last Season is Greater than Lukaku has managed to score in 2 Seasons (Last Season 15 + 2012/13 season 17 = 32) Compare 36 Goals in 1 Season to 32 Goals in 2 Seasons
StamfordDLion
(Funny. You're still a child obviously. 18 yet? LOL) Bet you must be a Wise, Old Soul
StamfordDLion
Lukaku can stay here, but cant insist that he is ist choice....Costa, Lukaku & Torres to be our strikers...Costa & Lukaku can compete for the 1st choice...Jose will give the default 1st choice option to costa.
Blu_run
Persian: If I am not mistaken, Sturridge never showed disrespect to his team mates when he was a Chelsea player like Lukaku has disrespected BA and Eto
StamfordDLion
Rumours say Jose willing to part with Ramires only if gets Modric in the deal...I say that is good deal, but wont happen...Bcos, Carlo wont sell Modric.
Blu_run
Sending Lukaku on loan next season without signing new contract is very risky...I prefer to let him rot in the reserves if he doesnt want to compete for the 1st choice striker position....
Blu_run
For all the talent, potential Lukaku claim to himself to have in him, there is no team in the world which is ready to offer 25m pounds chelsea has put on him (as per rumours). THis should alone suggests his value....If he is not having the mentality to fight for the position, leave him on the reserves, bcos we need to retain our U21 league title.
Blu_run
Blu_run: Rational thing is to is to have 3 strikers: Costa, Torres and Lukaku. But I am afraid, the way Lukaku is Yapping, he is not helping himself get into Jose's good books.
StamfordDLion
A Disruptive Player who disrespect his employers and team mates should be Shipped I say
StamfordDLion
Blu_Run: If we manage to get Modric (which is Very Unlikey TBH) He will Definitely take us to another Level I reckon
StamfordDLion
Sell Lukaku or Give him the Malouda Treatment! I prefer the first option. Player swap deal with Juve for Pogba?
StamfordDLion
Lukaku + Cash for Pogba / Lukaku + Cash for KOKE
StamfordDLion
Lukaku is the best 21 year old striker in the world.
foreign_viewer
Sell Lukaku. Like Blu_Run has suggested … We may be able to get 25 million.
StamfordDLion
Lukaku hasn't even reached his peak yet. Sell him? To a top CL team hopefully.
foreign_viewer
Real won't buy him. Barca won't either. Bayern never. PSG … will just start laughing. Sell him to a team in Italy. Lukaku + Cash for Pogba.
StamfordDLion
haha...i think lukaku has borrowed some money from stamford and has never returned to him ...thats why all these hatred towards him...there is no footballing reason for this abuse just some personal grudge towards him....
shlok27
Why people are so obsessed with Lukaku being the best U21 striker...When a player talks rubbish about a club and doesnt want to play for it, then sell him or banish him...simple...there are lot of strikers who can help us winning....
Blu_run
I dont mind retaining Lukaku in our side, but we wont give him the 1st choice in a plate...he has to fight for it in training grounds with Costa...If he is afraid of that, he can leave...
Blu_run
Lukaku needs to get away from this hate. He's young and makes a lot of money. Plus he's a Chelsea player. Something I bet some here wanted but weren't good enough. Jealousy is a bad.
foreign_viewer
haha shlok: He stole a quid from me at the pub a month ago. (there is no footballing reason for this abuse just some personal grudge towards him….) Jose's your Lukaku?
StamfordDLion
Foreign: Are you seriously suggesting that I am Jealous of Lukaku? Chuckles
StamfordDLion
Shlok: I wonder why you hate Jose. You can use the above statement that you have used for me on yourself. I guess Lukaku for me is what Jose is for you.
StamfordDLion
The Big Difference between Jose and Lukaku is that Jose has said that he is one of us and has never spoken ill of Chelsea (even after he was sacked and was managing other teams) where as Lukaku has been saying negative stuffs about Chelsea while being a Chelsea player and a Chelsea Employee. Big Difference.
StamfordDLion
Where is the professionalism? Lukaku is not a true professional. Sell him. Lukaku + Cash for Pogba.
StamfordDLion
So, Lukaku outscores Costa next season. Then what?
foreign_viewer
What if he can't?
StamfordDLion
i never hate jose...i only criticize him when he does something wrong...and last season he has done a lot of it...which cost us the league title...
shlok27
Sold the club's best player and won nothing. Mourinho can do no wrong. Yet Lukaku deserves all this hate.
foreign_viewer
Just saw StamfordLion's comparison. How can you be comparing Lukaku's goals to Costa and Mandzukic without even comparing the amount of games they played!!!!!!!!!!! 1.) Everton does not play in the UCL like Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid. In effect, Diego Costa and Mandzukic will play more goals and have more goals as a result. Duhhh!!!!!!!!! 2.) Diego Costa is the penalty kick taker for Atletico Madrid while Lukaku is NOT. You've been doing an Apples and Oranges comparison since. 3.) The support cast at Atletico and Bayern are much stronger than the support cast at EVERTON AND Bayern Munich. In spite of all this, the kid registered 15 league goals compared to Costa's 25 goals (ex penalty) and 18 league goals for Mario. Before you forget, Lukaku 17 league goals 2 seasons ago was better than Costa's 10 goals and Mario's 15 goals unless of course you choose to ignore that. And I have no idea why people forget or ignore the fact that Chelsea's Didier Drogba only had two fantatistic goal scoring PL seasons in his eight year tenure. He hit and crossed the 20 goal mark in the premier league 2 times in his entire tenure at Chelsea. Just so you know, Lukaku's 2 seasons in the PL has been better than Didier DROGBA's goal tally in the PL in 6 out of the 8 seasons he spent here. His record in those seasons are 10,12,8,5,11 and 5. Lukaku has hit 15 and 17 back to back. He is definitely not doing bad considering it is still better than Costa's and Mandzukic 2 season ago goal tally!!!!!!!!!!!!
KAKUfrank
3.) The support cast at Atletico and Bayern are much stronger than the support cast at EVERTON AND WEST BROM
KAKUfrank
Kaku: are you saying that it is easy to score penalties? Just ask lukaku
StamfordDLion
Last Season Diego Costa played 35 Matches in La Liga. He scored 27 Goals. Last Season Lukaku played 31 Matches for Everton. He scored 15. Diego Costa only played 4 more matches more than Lukaku in the La Liga But he scored 12 More Goals than Lukaku.
StamfordDLion
Last Season Mario Mandzukic played 30 times for Bayern in the League. He scored 18 goals. The season before that (2012/13) he played 24 times scoring 15 goals. Last season, Mario managed to score 3 more goals while playing 1 less match then Lukaku.
StamfordDLion
Kaku: You argue that it is much easier to score goals playing for Bayern and Atletico BUT you fail to acknowledge that lesser teams that play against them set themselves in a Defensive Formation regularly. Teams that play against Chelsea usually park the bus. Even when Drogba was playing for us, teams were parking the bus against us. Teams usually give Everton space. They don't regularly park the bus or set themselves in a defensive formation as against Bayern, Chelsea and even Atletico.
StamfordDLion
Lukaku has scored Zero '0' Goals for Chelsea so far.
StamfordDLion
The trolls have made this site unbearable. KAKU is a joke too.
BlueMIA
BlueMIA is not a joke. You're an embarrassment. Drop your brains before positing on this site. The point I am trying to make StamfordDLion is he hasn't even been given a chance to be criticizing him so much........Which to me makes no sense. As far as a lot of people are concerned, his record is not bad compared to these world class players. 15 and 17 goals in the PL is still respectful for a 21 year old still learning his trade in football. Quite frankly makes no sense to be disposing a young talent who is breaking so many records as a teen. If he wasn't a Chelsea boy, 98% of the fans will be screaming pay 30mm pounds for him.
KAKUfrank
Actually BlueMIA, you're not a joke. The website idiot.
KAKUfrank
KAKU don't portray your self on to me.
BlueMIA
How does a player score goal for a team he doesn't play for? Maybe you mean own goals?
foreign_viewer
Fabregas singing has been officially announced by the club. Welcome to Chelsea
jahanzeb
Don't worry BlueMIA. VC Idiot is a fine name for you. I might choose the BlueIdiot or interchange btwn the 2.
KAKUfrank
Kaku: Lukaku is reported to have said that he is a complete player and that he wants a move away from Chelsea because we are trying to get Costa. In his mind, he is a Complete, World Class Player. Hence, its fair to compare him to top notch strikers/strikers plying their trade in top teams.
StamfordDLion
He has talent No Doubt but he needs to stop Yapping. He needs to show respect to Chelsea. Any player (especially our own players) who show disrespect to the club deserve to be shipped/given the Malouda Treatment/harshly reprimanded. He is an man and has to act like a man. Shut his loose cannon of a mouth and do his talking on the pitch. The more he yaps, the more he is alienating himself from Jose, the man in the helm of Chelsea. He has to be humble and first and foremost be a Team Player. Costa had to wait for chances. In fact almost all top strikers at present had to wait for chances. His sense of Entitlement has to reduce for his own good. Which top team in Europe will give him a starting spot easily and without him having to compete with other strikers? What's the point of having a player in our ranks who can potentially bring disharmony in the squad?
StamfordDLion
What had he achieved to show disrespect to BA and Eto? Do check BA's stats for New Castle. Pretty impressive goal scoring record. No need to talk about Eto. He is arguably one of the best strikers of the past decade. He asked for a loan move at the 11th hour of the transfer window.
StamfordDLion
Do you remember how and what he was talking about his loan move to Everton? Do you remember how Jose Compelled him to admit that he was the one who asked for a loan move? Why try to sweep all his trash under the carpet?
StamfordDLion
Lukaku has scored goals for Chelsea........... in pre-season.
BOTUM
Pre-season! haha
StamfordDLion
KAKU you are a loser, don't project your self on to me.
BlueMIA
The worst argument: Lukaku hasn't scored for Chelsea. Total nonsense. Explain how he would do that if he's on loan?
foreign_viewer
Mourinho judges players on age rather than ability.
foreign_viewer
Who asked for a loan move? Lukaku or Jose.
StamfordDLion
Have you forgotten how Jose compelled Lukaku to admit to the Media that it was Lukaku, himself that Forced a Loan Move. The Man has no Fight or Confidence in him to stay at a Big Club (Chelsea) and Fight/Compete for Places. A Physically Huge Man with Insecurities and Low Self Belief.
StamfordDLion
With Low Confidence and Self Belief, he won't Survive in any Big Clubs.
StamfordDLion
I post Facts and argue with Facts. I don't Ridicule others posters. If you don't agree with my posts then counter my arguments with Facts.
StamfordDLion
 

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