Chelsea have another world class talent and they don't even know it
Chelsea loanee Romelu Lukaku has the potential to fill the Stamford Bridge striker void left by Didier Drogba
Romelu Lukaku has been earning rave reviews at West Bromwich Albion since his loan transfer from Chelsea in the summer.
He cost the Blues around £17million in August 2011, but didn't have the immediate impact that they had wished.
The 19-year-old Belgian international has now bagged 12 Premier League goals in 25 appearances for the Baggies this season, after his match-winning brace against Sunderland at the weekend, and his overall play suggests he has a lot to offer his parent club.
With Fernando Torres' form ranging from terrible to excellent on his day, his Chelsea career might come under threat, especially if Demba Ba continues to find the net.
The European champions cannot carry on with just two strikers in their squad, so Lukaku will become available to them again at the end of the season.
Lukaku is big, strong and quick, with the ability to hold the ball up in a similar fashion to the Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba. He is a scorer of different types of goals and can be a real handful for opposing defenders.
Whether Lukaku can replicate the Ivorian's heroic performances for the Stamford Bridge club, time will tell. The former Anderlecht star is enjoying life in the midlands and has become a big hit with the West Brom fans. Understandably, they would like to make his move permanent if he became available.
Chelsea, however, have a real gem on their books, and instead of searching the transfer market again, they should take a look closer to home. Lukaku can be a world class player in the future and his loan spell has already proved his qualities in England at such a young age.
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