Everton striker Romelu Lukaku insists Blues boss Jose Mourinho can help his former club turn their form around following a fumbling start to the current Premier League campaign that it ‘hurts’ to see Chelsea playing so poorly this season – but.
Chelsea who secured their fourth Premier League title last term under the embattled Portuguese gaffer have endured a disastrous start to the current campaign. Mourinho’s men are curently languishing in 16th place in the table, one point above the relegation zone ahead of Monday night’s trip to high-flying Leicester.
The Belgium international who left Stamford Bridge in 2014 after failing to impress Mourinho despite the successful loan spell with the Toffees the previous season still feels hurt by his former’s troubles.
“It really hurts to see Chelsea at this moment. I was always a fan of the club and you don’t want to see this as a former player.
“I have faith in Mourinho that he will turn the situation around. Everyone has these moments I guess. This is the first time Mourinho is confronted with these kind of problems.
“How many coaches can say that? Not a lot, certainly not a lot. People should respect that. And everything Mourinho is experiencing now, is making him a better manager.” Lukaku told Goal
In contrast to Chelsea’s plight Lukaku is enjoying a rich vein of form and has scored in seven consecutive top-flight games to help the Toffees climb to 10th.