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Belgium facing striker conundrum

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Belgium are a team that are progressing all of the time. Their squad is blossoming more and more and Belgium are starting to appear as one of the big guns on the international radar.

Belgium's squad is extremely young, yet talent is scattered all over the park leaving Belgium manager Marc Wilmots with a selection headache. The one that is probably giving him the biggest one of all is Romelu Lukaku or Christian Benteke?

Belgium's formation sees only one start up front and although of late it has been Benteke given the nod, with Lukaku in blistering form and scoring twice for his country last Friday in Croatia, he may feel that he deserves a starting spot.

Both Lukaku and Benteke have enjoyed a positive start to the season, both scoring four league goals. Although Benteke was injured in the game against Norwich, he had already started the season superbly.

Lukaku is perhaps the more influencial. He has been the main man up front in Everton's refreshed squad this season, supplying the men behind him.

Last season, Benteke scored a colossal 19 goals for a struggling Aston Villa which was, in the end, enough to keep them up, whereas Lukaku's loan move to West Brom saw him score 17.

Not only is the pair's scoring record eye catching but so is their pace and strength. The players are almost identical and are both targets for their club in the air because of their strength and pace.

But what about their country?

Lukaku has made 24 appearances for Belgium and scored five goals whereas Benteke has participated in 15 games for Belgium but has found the net six times. Although Lukaku has more caps for Belgium, in this qualifying campaign Benteke has usually been the main man.

So which one is better? The pair's similar attributes mean that Wilmots has a laborious decision to make. In the past it has been Benteke, more than likely because he has more experience than Lukaku and playing up front on his own requires a lot of responsibility.

However, Lukaku is not short of experience for a 20-year-old as he has played for three Premier League clubs and has given 100% for all of them.

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