Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he's hurt to see Chelsea struggling under the guidance of Jose Mourinho.
Ahead of the Blues' Monday night fixture against Leicester City, the west London outfit are placed in 16th position in the Premier League - just one point ahead of Norwich City, who sit in the relegation zone.
Incredibly, Chelsea have lost eight of their 15 league fixtures, but Lukaku, who has been in sensational form throughout the course of the campaign, is far from gloating at his former side's expense.
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In fact, the Belgium international has backed Blues chief Mourinho to turn things around, insisting that the Portuguese tactician is the right man to take the side forward.
Speaking to Goal at the Nike #WinnerStays tournament in Amsterdam, the forward stated: "Everyone has these moments I guess. This is the first time Mourinho is confronted with these kind of problems.
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Lukaku backs Mourinho
"How many coaches can say that? Not a lot, certainly not a lot. People should respect that. And everything Mourinho is experiencing now, is making him a better manager.
"It really hurts to see Chelsea at this moment. I was always a fan of the club and you don't want to see this as a former player. But I have faith in Mourinho that he will turn the situation around.
"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."
But Mourinho will surely be regretting the decision to move Lukaku on. While the likes of Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy have failed to come to prominence recently, the Everton man has been in sublime form.
With seven goals in his last seven games in all competitions, Lukaku is flying right now and there appears to be no stopping him in his pursuit of glory.
At 22-years-old, Lukaku has all the attributes to become a top striker, so there's no reason why he won't go from strength-to-strength over the coming years. For now, though, he's certainly at the best place to continue his development.
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