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    Lukaku: I don’t know if I have a future at Chelsea

    Romelu Lukaku has declared that he doesn’t know if he has a future at Chelsea, but wants to perform better than last year for Everton because they are a bigger club than West Brom.

    He said: “I think after last year, I deserved a chance – like I did the year before, before I went to West Brom.

    “I thought I deserved that chance, I went to West Brom on loan and did well.

    “This year, I have a point to prove first to myself, that I can do it again, and then to Chelsea, to show that I can be number one over there as well.

    “There is a lot of competition (at Chelsea), and I’m not scared of it, but there is a World Cup coming.

    “I don’t want people to just remember the Romelu Lukaku of West Brom and then for me to be in the background again.”

    “You always need confirmation after a good year so that people will take you seriously.

    “After only one good year, if you then have a down year the next year, people never take you seriously.

    Lukaku added: “It was a great win on Saturday and a great performance. I’m very happy we won.

    “It was a good solution to come to Everton and I felt a lot of confidence with the manager. I want to do better than I did last year, learn new things and help my new team-mates.

    “It is also that little step bigger than West Brom, I think.

    “At West Brom I could show myself and I had the opportunity to play, and now I can do it, but for a bigger club.”

    Asked if he still saw a future for himself at Chelsea, Lukaku said: “I don’t know.

    “I think if I can do similar to last year, but for a club like Everton and with better statistics, why not? But we’ll see at the end of the season.

    “It was always my main ambition to go back to Chelsea and be a better player, but the end of the season is when you can have a balanced view of how things have gone and make a final decision.”

    “I hope that at the end of this season people say ‘Romelu Lukaku is one of the best in this league’.

    “I also want to help the team to finish as high as possible in the league, and hopefully reach a cup final.”

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