Feb 062013

Chelsea’s on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku has declared his intentions to become a legend at parent club Chelsea FC.

The Belgian striker is currently half-way through his season long loan at West Bromwich Albion, where he is playing regular first-team football under Ex-Chelsea assistant Steve Clarke.

The 19 year-old has started the season with appearances off the bench but has since forced his way into the first-team. He has bagged 9 goals so far this season in his 23 Premier League appearances, with 12 of those appearances coming off the bench.

Jan 102013

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed that Romelu Lukaku will be staying on at the Hawthorns until the end of the season.

Lukaku arrived in the Midlands in the summer on a season-long loan, with Chelsea retaining the option to recall the Belgian in January. That option expired on Monday, and a Baggies’ spokesperson confirmed: “Romelu will remain at the Hawthorns for the rest of the season.

“Chelsea’s January option to recall him expired on Monday.”

Lukaku recently spoke out about his belief that he should stay at the Midland club for the rest of the season, as well staying on next season to continue his progression.

Dec 232012

Romelu Lukaku has declared that he wishes to stay away from Chelsea on loan for two years, but insists that he believes he will come back to Chelsea to make an impact.

The Belgian has been enjoying his season at West Brom, where Albion have been over-achieving so far this term. Lukaku has scored 6 goals so far this term, including netting the winner in this weekends 2-1 win over Norwich City.

Lukaku said: “I am in the perfect environment to learn and do well for two years and then go back to Chelsea and play,” Lukaku said. “I had to learn a lot last season but now I have to learn and act on what I have learned.

Dec 232012

Steve Clarke has praised on-loan Romelu Lukaku, who made a rare start and scored the winner in West Brom’s 2-1 win over Norwich City, admitting that he wished to keep the Belgian striker on-loan past January.

Clarke said: ‘Romelu has done well, he is a big talent, he has got a big future ahead of him in the game.

‘The fact he couldn’t get in the team for most of the season is down to the form of Shane Long who shouldn’t be forgotten today.

Nov 282012

On-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, is hoping not to be recalled come January, with Chelsea currently looking into their striking options.

Romelu Lukaku has just scored his fifth league goal of the season on the 45 minute mark against Swansea, who are currenty 3-1 up against his temporary club, West Brom. This goal brings his tally one above Chelsea lone striker, Fernando Torres.

West Brom currently lie third in the Premier League, with Chelsea in fourth. Chelsea have not won a league game in over a month and Torres has failed to score in nearly two months.

Nov 172012

With both managers having spent spells at each others respected sides, I expect a tight game, although the Chelsea team has made the biggest changes in clientele in the 4 years since Steve Clarke left Stamford Bridge, not too much has changed squad-wise, in the 13 months since Roberto Di Matteo was sacked from his management role at the Hawthorns.

Although the managers will have a large amount of respect for each other, having played together for a number of years at Chelsea FC, both managers will not be looking at this game as an easy win.

Aug 142010

The ex-Chelsea midfielder Roberto Di Matteo had some fantastic times at Stamford Bridge as a player, but he doesn’t live in the past and only wants to concentrate on being successful with West Brom this season.

Di Matteo won many medals with Chelsea, including an FA Cup medal when he scored the fastest goal ever in the Final, but he doesn’t even keep them at home. “My father has all my medals. I’m not the kind of person to keep those sorts of things.” he said.