Chelsea have started three different strikers in their first three games of the new campaign. Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Andre Schurrle have all failed to hit the back of the net – so, why are the Blues not giving Romelu Lukaku a chance?

The 20-year-old Belgian sensation had a flying season on loan at West Brom last term, scoring 17 Premier League goals in a middle of the table side. How many would he score if he was given a consistent run in the Chelsea team?

Romelu Lukaku

He is strong, can hold the ball up, is good in the air and has an eye for the onion basket. No wonder he is constantly compared to Didier Drogba – he has the potential to be just as good as the Chelsea legend.

Against United if Lukaku had played instead of Schurrle, he would have held the ball up and give the visitors an out ball. The threat of his pace in behind would have forced the United defence to drop deeper, allowing more space for Eden Hazard and Oscar.

Chelsea – forget signing Rooney or Eto’o – you have an awesome striker on your bench.

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