Jose Mourinho is bound to regret loaning striker Romelu Lukaku to Everton, with the young Belgian firing in three goals in his first to Premier League games for the Merseyside club. The 20 year old has won plaudits for his sheer strength and pace. Everton s home game against Newcastle last Monday, Lukaku absolutely destroyed Alan Pardews mean, scoring two goals and assisting Ross Barkley, and Everton won 3-2.
To make matters worse Fernando Torres limped off the field with a damaged knee in Chelseas trip to Bucharest midweek, just after the Spaniard was cleared of a further three-game ban for an incident with Tottenhams Jan Vertonghen. Mourinho was overseeeing the 29 year old rediscover his blistering pace that many thought he had lost for good. Another blow for Mourinho's men - whilst the Portugeese maverick has plenty of options in midfield, he doesn't have many options up-front leading the line for the West London side.
Chelseas only two available out-and-out stikers are Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba, who are both lacking match-sharpness.
In Sundays league encounter against Norwich Mourinho is likely to opt for Eto'o. But if the Cameroonian again fails to deliver, Demba Ba could be given a shot, the Senegaleese star has only had 16 minutes of action so far this season.
So whilst many ponder the baffling decision to send on-fire Lukaku out on loan, Mourinho has a dilemma up-front.
Ba or Eto'o who do you think?