Poll of the Day: Were Chelsea right to loan out Lukaku?

The Belgium international, who moved to Everton for the season on transfer deadline day, is the only Blues striker to have scored in the Premier League so far in 2013-14

Only one Chelsea striker has scored a Premier League goal so far this season – but not for the Blues.

Romelu Lukaku spent last term on loan with West Brom, where he netted 17 times, and looked set to play a larger role in 2013-14 before the arrival of Samuel Eto'o and his subsequent deadline-day move to Everton for a year.

The Belgian has already scored three in two games for his adopted club, while Fernando Torres's two in all competitions outshine competitors Eto'o and Demba Ba.

Blues manager Jose Mourinho insisted on Friday that "it is one thing to play for Everton and another to play for Chelsea", declaring that he has no regrets over letting the youngster go for another season.

But is Lukaku's power and commitment up front the ingredient that the Londoners are lacking? Are their current stable of strikers better options than the one whom they let go?

                                                               HAVE YOUR SAY

What do you think? Are both Lukaku and Chelsea best served by his spending another year developing in a less pressurised environment or is the Belgium international sorely missed by his parent club?

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