Chelsea loanee reveals reasons behind Stamford Bridge exit

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Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku has revealed that it was his decision to join Everton on a season-long loan, reports the Daily Mail.

The Belgium international has been in outstanding form for Everton so far this season, scoring five goals in seven games for Roberto Martinez's side.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's decision to allow the 20-year-old to go out on loan was questioned at the time of Lukaku's move, however the striker insists he was desperate to leave Stamford Bridge in order to play regular first-team football.

Lukaku also believes the move to Goodison Park will make him a better player and will help his World Cup prospects ahead of next year's tournament in Brazil.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Lukaku stated that Chelsea boss Mourinho is closely monitoring his performances.

"I made the decision to go," said Lukaku. "I wished them the best of luck after I left. I'm not someone who wishes them the worst just because I am not there.

"They are still my team-mates, you know? But when I watch them on TV, I just watch the game like it is any other. I am not shouting and screaming, biting my nails.

"I have my own worries with my own team. All you want to do on the Saturday afternoon is play. People want to see you on the pitch.

"That was why I left Chelsea. I didn't want to hear people saying, "Hey, he's doing well in training blah blah blah". The game is what counts.

"The billions who are watching and following the Premier League don't tune in to see you in training. They want to know what you can do in a match."

Lukaku is likely to start Everton's Premier League game at Goodison Park against Tottenham on Sunday.

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