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Chelsea striker relishes Everton chance

Romelu Lukaku is looking forward to his Everton loan

By | 17th September 2013
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Everton’s on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed his excitement about his opportunity to impress at Goodison Park this season. The Chelsea youngster spent last season on loan at West Bromwich Albion and quickly asserted himself as one of the Premier League’s best goalscorers as he notched 17 league goals at the Hawthornes. Now, Lukaku says that Everton is a good fit for him at this point in his career, and is keen on improving his already impressive goal tally.

Lukaku spoke with Chelsea’s official TV channel following Saturday’s match, where the Toffees downed Chelsea 1-0 at Goodison Park thanks to a goal from Steven Naismith.

“Everton is a good team and it’s another year for me that is important for my development, and I always said at about 21 I want to be where I have to be and Everton is a good club for me,” Lukaku told Chelsea TV.

“Everyone could see today [Saturday] that Everton are a good footballing team, and the most important thing I can learn is the footballing side, and to be more clever and much more deadly in front of goal. That is why I came here and now I have the opportunity to work hard and confirm what I did last year, and with this team I think I can do it.”

Lukaku didn’t get a chance to play against the Blues thanks to the Premier League’s rules on loaned players playing against their parent clubs, but will likely make his debut for Roberto Martinez’s side on Saturday when the Toffees take on West Ham United at Upton Park. The 20 year old found his chances at Stamford Bridge limited following the summer arrival of former Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o, prompting returning manager Jose Mourinho to loan the Belgian out.

Lukaku will compete with the likes of Nikica Jelavic, Kevin Mirallas, and Steven Naismith for playing time following the deadline day sale of striker Victor Anichebe, who moved to West Brom.

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