It's not often we see a player from a big club leave for another who are set to rival them during that season; but that's just what has happened in Romelu Lukaku's case.
Lukaku joined Chelsea from Belgian side Anderlecht, for a fee reported to reach the heights of £17million including additional fees.
But Lukaku didn't play at all for the first team until May 2012, and even said himself that he didn't feel part of Chelsea.
When Chelsea won the Champions League trophy that year, Lukaku refused to hold the trophy, saying he wasn't a deserved winner. The next season he moved to West Brom on a season-long loan.
Whilst at the Hawthorns Lukaku was a revelation, scoring a total of 17 goals in 35 appearances finishing the season on a real high, scoring a hat-trick in Sir Alex Ferguson's last game in charge of Manchester United, the final score being 5-5.
Lukaku seemed to rule out a further loan spell this season, and played two league games for Chelsea at the beginning of this season. He also came on as a substitute in the Super Cup, but missed the decisive penalty, with Chelsea losing out to Bayern Munich.
On the final day of the summer transfer window, Lukaku made the switch to Everton, where he has been yet another revelation. So far he has scored nine goals in 18 games.
Personally I think he should stay at Everton, or a perhaps smaller club than Chelsea. It seems a pattern that he is more of a trusted goalscorer when he is leading the troops rather than playing with players better than him.
Lukaku won't get much playing time at Chelsea, well not for a good few years. He wants to play, he wants to score, and that won't happen at Chelsea. It will though at Everton and they may be competing in the same competitions in the future as the Blues.
If he stays at Everton, the team is basically built around him. He is bound to play pretty much every game and get the results that Everton needs. Goals will come along the way.
If Lukaku stays not only will he prosper, but Everton may to, and Champions League may be a real possibility for the Toffees. We can see Lukaku's career blossoming as a player, and could easily be Everton's captain in my opinion.
Lukaku is a good player, and I think he would be better at Everton, playing and scoring regularly, rather than being at a club where he is not.
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