Should Romelu Lukaku Have Been Sold?

In selling Romelu Lukaku to Everton last week,José Mourinho justified the deal saying:

“Romelu was always clear that in his mentality and his approach he was not highly motivated to come to a competitive situation”, Mourinho was quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror, citing the Belgian striker’s previous roles as first pick on loan at both West Brom and Everton. “He wanted to play for Chelsea but clearly only as the first choice striker – and at a club of our dimension it’s very difficult to promise a player that status.”

Chelsea’s problems up front last season need no introduction. Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o scored just 19 goals in 68 Premier League appearances between them; Lukaku alone scored 15 in 31 games. It isn’t surprising that Ba and Eto’o have both since left the club, nor was it a shock to see Torres miss a painfully simple chance in front of a gaping open goal in a pre-season friendly against lowly Olimpija Ljubljana last week.

Diego Costa is thus necessary signing for the Blues and a fantastic one at that, but now without Lukaku, they are left with only him, an ageing and potentially increasingly ineffective Drogba and an ailing Torres; a trio barely sufficient to mount a serious title charge, even if they all avoid many injuries. Lukaku’s presence would significantly improve the options available to Mourinho.

Do you think Mourinho was right to sell Romelu Lukaku to Everton? Let us know in the comments below

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  • Pathway024

    No perfect man on earth. Mou make a great mistake by selling Lukaku. last season both Toress,Ba.and Eto manage to score 18 goal in 68 marches while Lukaku score 15 goals just in 35 marches. why not give this guy chance I can bet it Chelsea will pay for it.

  • Joseph Emmanuel

    Mou was definitely wrong in selling Lukaku. That was his first mistake in the next season which he will regret. Its obvious he doesn’t like the guy. He never gave him chance last season and next season. If you want to kill a dog, you give it a bad name.

  • Nati

    Chelsea makes a big mistake to sell lukaku hmmm

  • Oromidas

    It seems like am d only one seeing d future at chelsea. I for one feel the lukaku deal was brilliant. Good deal, good money. Lukaku seems like the rigid and stiff striker that’s why he struggled at the WC, unlike costa who’s highly gifted technically largely due to the league he came from. And for the hell sakes, we dont need a rigid lukaku and for the record, lukaku scored 15 goals at everton only because he was surrounded by creative minds in their midfield. I believe in the man jose’s building out of our only WC winner schurlle. He’ll do a brilliant job as a direct backup to both hazard and costa. I trust jose’s every decision and for what its worth, we have spent so much recruiting. We needed to make some money and £28millions was just too much to turn down.

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