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In fairness to Mourinho, he made a bold and the correct decision regarding Courtois. Thanks God he did not waste away him too.

And I am not saying Lukaku deserved everything handed to a plate for him but when he was here he was our best striker by miles. He should have started at least once. I wouldn't say he lacks respects but I think he has come across naive in his interviews before and you could use his naivety as an excuse. Mourinho, imo could have done more to make him feel valued here and convince him that he was part of his big plans. If he really was, he would not have let him go out on loan.

But every player/manager makes mistakes. Even Mourinho has let himself down and embarressed himself with his comments sometimes. Come on. But like KDB and Lukaku, we were not patient with them and it was clear to see how good Lukaku was and would be which frustrates me as to why he was never given a serious chance.

Ba started against Villa though? Lukaku was better than Torres even at that age. Just look what he had accomplished the season before and how easily he settled in during pre-season but to not have started a game and think he left the club because he was unwilling to fight for his place, I disagree. He had a point to prove and did once again on loan but still that was not good enough.

His successful loan at WBA was the reason Mou wanted him in the first place same as with KDB. In a big team and especially with a new coach competition is necessary. If after 3 PL games other players like say Azpi or Cahill felt overlooked and frustrated and asked to leave they would never had their chance either.
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I'm afraid not a lot of you will have seen the interview (let alone be able to understand a single word they say ). So here's the summary of the most important things that have been said: He's feeling

Big words from Drog.

Wrong shirt at the wrong moment Romelu

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In fairness to Mourinho, he made a bold and the correct decision regarding Courtois. Thanks God he did not waste away him too. And I am not saying Lukaku deserved everything handed to a plate for him but when he was here he was our best striker by miles. He should have started at least once. I wouldn't say he lacks respects but I think he has come across naive in his interviews before and you could use his naivety as an excuse. Mourinho, imo could have done more to make him feel valued here and convince him that he was part of his big plans. If he really was, he would not have let him go out on loan. But every player/manager makes mistakes. Even Mourinho has let himself down and embarressed himself with his comments sometimes. Come on. But like KDB and Lukaku, we were not patient with them and it was clear to see how good Lukaku was and would be which frustrates me as to why he was never given a serious chance.

Yes, we can settle for naive, but it's not doing big Rom any huge favours, he should had a better adviser and i don't mean Raiola.

That's on the club and the player.

And I am not saying Lukaku deserved everything handed to a plate for him but when he was here he was our best striker by miles

I didn't rate Torres very much, i wanted him out as soon as possible, but was Lukaku overall really better than the Spaniard back in the day?
When we make the comparison now i take Lukaku all day long, but at that time?
Lukaku had to improve on his first touch, his positioning, link up play, play with his back to goal (imo) and so on.

Torres scored in the big games; especially against Bayern Munich and Atletico and that was because of his movement, imo.

Lukaku wasn't ready, especially during the world cup he looked out of place. He just needed more time.
Now he's ready and living up to his potential, can get close to the Drogs, imo.

Mourinho, imo could have done more to make him feel valued here and convince him that he was part of his big plans.

Mourinho is a grown man and fully experienced, i agree with you that he could have made him stay.

Tragic, that his short-term successor Eto'o fucked it up against Atletico, at least he put the game to bed, imo.

But like KDB and Lukaku, we were not patient with them and it was clear to see how good Lukaku was and would be which frustrates me as to why he was never given a serious chance.

That's really frustrating, i get it, but one can't have it all.
It's a very lame and odd excuse, i know, but no one is perfect and all people make mistakes.

We can only look in the future and try to avoid this kind of "failures"... :angry:

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His successful loan at WBA was the reason Mou wanted him in the first place same as with KDB. In a big team and especially with a new coach competition is necessary. If after 3 PL games other players like say Azpi or Cahill felt overlooked and frustrated and asked to leave they would never had their chance either.

Fair enough but unlike Azpi and Cahill who were more or less only competing with 1 player for their position, Lukaku was competing with three and it was a world cup year and he wanted to get as much action as possible, especially with the likes of Benteke around. Either way, I still think Mourinho thought they were not ready because of their age and not playing for a big club.

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Romelu actually defended Mourinho in an interview today... No hard feelings it seems.

Chelsea flop makes surprise defence of Jose Mourinho.

ROMELU LUKAKU has backed Jose Mourinho to steer Chelsea through their current crisis.

LINK. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/481241/Chelsea-News-Lukaku-backs-Mourinho-to-turn-things-around

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Chelsea flop makes surprise defence of Jose Mourinho.

ROMELU LUKAKU has backed Jose Mourinho to steer Chelsea through their current crisis.

LINK. http://www.dailystar.co.uk/sport/football/481241/Chelsea-News-Lukaku-backs-Mourinho-to-turn-things-around

Time for him to return with Stones? :P

Lukaku: "It really hurts to see Chelsea at this moment. I was always a fan of the club & you don't want to see this as a former player

"I have faith in Mourinho that he will turn the situation around. Everyone has these moments I guess. "People should respect that. And everything Mourinho is experiencing now, is making him a better manager." Lukaku: "This is the 1st time Mourinho is confronting these kind of problems. How many coaches can say that? Not a lot, certainly not a lot" "The 2-0 win over Porto was very important, also for the dressing room. I don't think Mourinho is doing anything different than before. "He still prepares his players in the best way, and his training sessions are very good."

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Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he was always a fan of Chelsea, so its really hurting him to see them struggling in the Premier League, as reported by Goal.

http://www.squawka.com/news/romelu-lukaku-i-was-always-a-chelsea-fan-it-hurts-to-see-them-struggling/546595#AY5LUCSKH8LHLJMo.99

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I was talking to a few Everton supporters they say lukaka misses a lot of chances before he scored in games

But he does score and that the point. At least he's in positions where he can score and his finishing can only get better as he gets older, he's already proving that. He's learning how to lead an attack now and Everton are beginning to rely on him more and more.

His progress is impressive.

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But he does score and that the point. At least he's in positions where he can score and his finishing can only get better as he gets older, he's already proving that. He's learning how to lead an attack now and Everton are beginning to rely on him more and more.

His progress is impressive.

mourinho fucked up big time let him go maybe in the future he will come back to chelsea
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mourinho fucked up big time let him go maybe in the future he will come back to chelsea

You never know. He's always wanted to play at the Bridge and now he's hot property, he may be tempted. Question is, whether he'd do it if Mourinho was or wasn't here.

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You never know. He's always wanted to play at the Bridge and now he's hot property, he may be tempted. Question is, whether he'd do it if Mourinho was or wasn't here.

I don't know why chelsea didnt put a buy back clause on him ffs
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nice idea BUT no way will Everton sell him or Stones

I think Lukaku would be more vocal about leaving than Stones was in the summer. Costly and difficult but I believe that there is a chance.

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This is a bit surprising but I guess it puts the debate to bed once and for all:

"Choices were made by me. By me. Not by them."
"Everyone says it is Mourinho's fault but it is not his fault because I made the decision. I went to his office to ask if I could go. He was the first one to say: ‘Good luck.' I signed the deal with Everton at 11 o'clock and the first text message I got on my old BlackBerry was from Mourinho saying: ‘Good luck, do your best and I will see you next season.' He was the first. Nobody knows that and that is why for me he gets immense respect."
"It is really sad he has to go. He is a great character and a great man. Even though there were words said in the media, I never looked at it because I know what he did and not a lot of managers would do that."

http://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2015/12/26/10666188/romelu-lukaku-sets-the-record-straight-on-relationship-with-mourinho?_ga=1.8596213.1983825573.1432878579

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"I never looked at it because I know what he did and not a lot of managers would do that."
Well tbh, that is because a lot of managers would of given him a proper chance. It is all good defending Mourinho in saying that Lukaku asked for the move which he did but it still does not change the fact that Mourinho obviously did not have enough faith in him to assure him of his starts.
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