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    Lukaku: I take my time to study and learn other strikers movements and learn about defenders

    Romelu Lukaku still considers Chelsea to be his ‘future’, but is very much focused on the present at Everton.

    The Belgium international was expected to be drafted into Jose Mourinho’s first team plans this season having proven himself at a Premier League level during a loan spell at West Bromwich Albion in 2012/13.

    Despite Chelsea being short on striking options, Lukaku was once again allowed to head out of Stamford Bridge on transfer deadline day – linking up with Everton for the remainder of the campaign.

    He marked his Toffees bow with the winning goal in a dramatic 3-2 victory over West Ham United on Saturday and admits he is looking to use his time as Goodison Park as another springboard towards making his mark at the very highest level.

    “Everton were that step I needed. As a team they are always close to the top four and get to cup finals. That was really interesting for me,” he said.

    “Every time I played against them I had difficult games so I wanted to play in that team. After the top teams I think they are the best team in the league.

    “At my age the most important thing is to play and develop. Everton gave me the opportunity so I’m very happy to be here. Chelsea is the future.”

    He added: “It’s true that I watch every single game in the league – 90 minutes. I take my time to study and to learn other strikers’ movements and to learn about other defenders. I take my time.

    “Really I want to be one of the best in this league so you can only learn from the best by watching the best. After training I go home and record every game. I have a satellite and I just watch the games.

    “My aim is to go down as one of the greatest. That’s why I’m at Everton. I’m here to help the team, the team is here to help me.”

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    1. What a signing this was on deadline day.
      Lukaku has the potential to become an absoloute great striker, in many ways a new Drogba, he has the same attributes and could become even better as the one downside to Drogba was the regular diving, cheating, we have seen none of this from Romelu.
      I just wish that we had a chance of keeping him, sadly the better he does this season the less chance of that happening.
      I will enjoy him while we can.
      Regarding strikers learning and trying to improve their game what on earth happened to Nikica Jelavic?
      Has a striker ever deteriorated so rapidly in such a short space of time as Jelavic?
      The first six months of watching this guy was a joy.
      It was like watching Solksjaer in his peak at United, devastating one touch finishing from a player that seemed to ooze self confidence.
      The player we have had to suffer watching since the turn of the year has been a pale imitation.
      Jelavic now looks completely woeful.
      His all round game, his first touch, his hold up play eveything just seems to have evaporated within the last seven months or so.
      I believe he has scored one (heavily deflected) goal since December 9th (his last classic predator`s goal in the home win against Spurs).
      The question we ask now is will Jelavic ever score for Everton again?
      I can see him being shipped out in January to Hamburg in a move that will hopefully re-ignite the lads flailing career.

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