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Chelsea stars dominate Lukaku's dream five-a-side selection

14:05 WAT 07/02/2017
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The Everton striker has been heavily linked with a return to Stamford Bridge, and the Belgian is clearly a fan of Blues icons past and present

Romelu Lukaku may have been offloaded by Chelsea without being given much of an opportunity to prove his worth, but he is still clearly a fan of the Blues.

The Belgian striker was taken to Stamford Bridge while still in his teens, with a big-money deal taking him to England from Anderlecht.

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He was, however, to make just 15 competitive appearances without finding the target before being moved on.

Productive loan spells at West Brom and Everton proved how devastating he could be in the Premier League, and the Toffees broke their transfer record to land him on a permanent basis in the summer of 2014.

Lukaku has continued to shine with the Toffees, taking his goal tally for the club to 78 in just 152 appearances – including a Premier League Golden Boot-leading 16 efforts this term.

He has, however, leant heavily on former team-mates from Stamford Bridge when asked to pick a dream five-a-side team made up of players he has played with for club and country.

The 23-year-old, who has been heavily linked with a return to Chelsea in past transfer windows, told the Premier League’s official website that he would have Thibaut Courtois in goal.

He said: “I've known him since I was 12, I've played against him my whole life. He's done a great job at Chelsea and Atletico Madrid so I'd choose him.”

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At the back, Lukaku opted for Blues skipper John Terry and his fellow Belgian Vincent Kompany, saying: “I'd choose John because he's the biggest leader. In the dressing room, he had such a great impact on the team. To witness that with my own eyes, it was something amazing.”

On Kompany, he added: “Kompany used to be a very good ball-playing centre-half back in the day and he has still got it. He comes from the same academy at Anderlecht, has been an example for us, the younger kids, and has been an example for us, the younger kids, who came through the ranks.”

Lukaku stuck with the Chelsea theme in midfield, with recently retired Frank Lampard getting the nod.

He said of the ex-England international: “Frankie was just a joke, unbelievable finisher. I've seen him do stuff where I think ‘my god’. He used to take his time with me doing finishing, he'd be there for me so I'll never forget that. In the Prem, I've never seen better than him.”

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And up front, Lukaku went with Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, a player he has often been compared to.

“The main man. The game-winner, game changer,” said Lukaku.

“He used to win games whenever we were in trouble.”