Even with their misfiring forwards, Lukaku can’t be recalled…
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that there is no clause in Romelu Lukaku’s loan contract with Everton which would allow the Stamford Bridge club to recall him early, reports the Daily Mail.
Lukaku bagged 17 Premier League goals for West Brom last season while on loan at the Midlands club, and many thought this would see him given a proper chance this year at Stamford Bridge.
However, Mourinho allowed him to join Everton on loan instead, claiming his first-team chances at Chelsea would be limited with the experienced trio of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto;o and Demba Ba blocking his path.
Neither Torres, Eto’o or Ba have yet to score a league goal this season, and many are questioning the logic of sending the talented Lukaku away for another year when Chelsea are struggling so badly up top.
Mourinho has told fans though that there is no possibility of bringing the man they paid Anderlecht £18m for two summers’ ago back to the club early, and lending him to Everton will reap rewards for the Blues eventually.
“Lukaku is good at Everton. If he’s going to play every game, it’s good for his future at Chelsea,” Mourinho said.
The young Belgian forward bagged the winner for the Toffees against West Ham at the weekend, and is likely to be a key player for Roberto Martinez’s side all season.