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If West Bromwich Albion ever need a favour, Chelsea should give back (with no strings attached) taking into consideration that the Baggies have just nurtured Romelu Lukaku into a solid Premier League forward.
When the Blues sent the Belgian to WBA, he was short on confidence and had virtually no match fitness, following the club's decision to let Lukaku go sightseeing in London for a season.
Why CFC didn't immediately loan him back to Anderlecht after signing him is a question most Chelsea supporters have pondered.
Then again, this is Chelsea FC, a club known for its administrative blunders.
Have you seen Lukaku's interview with Tom Lenaerts at De Kruifabriek?
Here are snippets from Lukaku's conversation with Lenaerts and others (via YouTube):
During some games, I had five open chances and missed them all. Then I arrive home and my dad said: 'Dude, what's going on with you?'
If I have to go back to Chelsea and they say: "Romelu, baby... he still has time."
I think to myself: 'I almost played 200 games at the highest level.'
Lenaerts: England is the land of the tabloids. We noticed you never appear in them. How come?
Lukaku: I am always back at home.
Lenaerts: Are you serious?
Lukaku: Yes, really. I wake up at 8 a.m. The first thing I do is pray. Then I call my mom to ask if everything is OK. I ask her if she needs something. Then I call my dad.
Lenaerts: (interjects) who then says: 'You are not doing well'
Lukaku: ... and then I go training. I finish, go home and call my parents again.
*Lukaku repeatedly says no when pressed on exploring the nightlife in England and Belgium*
Lenaerts: Isn't that a boring life, Romelu?
Lukaku: Yes, but I have always done it like that.
I still remember when we were national champions with Anderlecht (and the next day I had school).
I said: 'Dad, can I go to the disco?'
He looked at me with a look... I thought: 'Nope!'
You have little children looking up to you. You are an example toward the young.
I don't want to spend all my time focusing on going out, girls...
I have a younger brother [Jordan; Anderlecht player and Belgium youth international], who also looks up at me.
I don't want to be Romelu, the guy who leaves the nightclub and sprays champagne over everyone.