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Should Chelsea Have Loaned Out Lukaku?

With Fernando Torres set to be banned for between one and four games for clawing the face of an opponent, and Chelsea’s strikers generally goal shy this season, it must be bittersweet for the Blues to see Romelu Lukaku setting Goodison Park on fire.

The burly Belgian hit-man has never quite been deemed good enough at Stamford Bridge, since his arrival as a highly rated teen three seasons ago.

His first campaign in English football was spent on the bench at the Bridge, his second starring on loan at West Brom, and his third is now unfolding spectacularly in Liverpool.

His bustling display against Newcastle last night was a textbook centre-forward’s performance.

His movement was intelligent and full of menace, and his finishing powerful and adroit.

He scored a brace on his home debut for the Toffees, and set up Everton’s third goal too.

It was no surprise then, that Toffees boss Roberto Martinez was left to sing the praises of a player he was lucky to poach on loan, and who Chelsea arguably should never have let leave in the first (third) place.

 "As you can see, Romelu is not just tall and powerful, he is a clever player too,” gushed Martinez, after Lukaku’s first-half display in particular left the Magpies in tatters.

“He opens up space for others. Some of our link-up play was magic at times.”

"Lukaku is a young man who has everything as a striker,” Martinez added.

“Sometimes you see a No9 who is powerful and has a great physical presence – what Romelu brings is a real awareness around him. I want him to enjoy his football, I want him to develop and become as good as he can."

A cheeky journalist could not help but ask the burning question, and quizzed Martinez on whether or not Chelsea already regret letting Lukaku go.

Of course, the canny Spaniard remained diplomatic, but the same question will be raised with every goal that Lukaku scores.

"It will be easy to say that but you need to remember how many strikers they [Chelsea] have,” he said. “You are talking about a squad which has phenomenal talent up front."

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