Lukaku hoping Everton beat parent club Chelsea

The 20-year-old, who moved to Goodison Park on loan in an effort to receive more game time than was afforded him at Stamford Bridge, is keen to see his new club prosper
Everton loanee Romelu Lukaku hopes the Merseysiders beat his parent club, Chelsea, when the two sides meet at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The Belgium international sealed a season-long loan move to Everton on deadline day, with his final kick in a Chelsea shirt this term being the decisive, saved penalty in the Super Cup shoot-out against Bayern Munich.

Lukaku will watch the game from the stands on Saturday as he is ineligible to play, but he has no qualms over backing his new team-mates against the club that pay his wages.

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"Yes, [I am hoping for an Everton win]. I have to be honest," the 20-year-old told Everton's official website.

"Sometimes in life you have to make choices and I believe I've made the right one by coming here."

Lukaku says he jumped at the chance to leave Stamford Bridge in order to secure regular game time, and revealed that Toffees winger Kevin Mirallas helped persuade him to move to Merseyside.

"I had a call about 7 or 8pm from my agent saying there’s a possibility that I could leave and I said 'yeah, okay, that’s fine', because at some point I need to play and play as much as possible," Lukaku continued.

"I made the right decision and I spoke with Mirallas as I was in the same room with him for the whole evening and he explained about how things were going.

“For me, it was also a great opportunity to play for one of the biggest clubs in England, who have done well in domestic cups, qualified for Europe a lot of times and always challenge at the top of the league.

"It’s a good opportunity to come here and help the players to reach the same standards and for me to set higher standards than I did last year."