Lukaku pleased with progress

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Romelu Lukaku is confident he made the right decision in choosing to sign for Chelsea in the summer, and says that he has already improved as a player since moving to west London.

The 18-year-old forward arrived at Stamford Bridge from Belgian champions Anderlecht, with many people in his homeland questioning his motives.

Whilst it has never been doubted that Lukaku has a big future in the game, his critics believed he needed to continue playing regular first-team football in order to continue his development - something that he wouldn't get at Chelsea.

"I'm especially impressed by the intensity of the Premier League, and Chelsea are very effective," said Lukaku. "We create so many chances, we have so much of the ball.


"In training we play very attacking football and I get a lot of good balls. For me, the circumstances are ideal for quickly gaining experience.

Under the stewardship of Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas, Lukaku has been integrated slowly into the senior side, featuring predominantly from the bench in the early stages of the season.

And despite his bit-part role, the powerful hitman reflects positively on his first couple of months in England, and says he is happy with how his adventure is progressing.

"Some believe in Belgium that moving to Chelsea was too big a step," he added. "I still consider it the right choice though.

"If you learn from the best, then you can become one of the best."

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