Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to have thigh scan over injury fears before returning from Belgium international duty

ROMELU LUKAKU has revealed he has a 'minor issue' to his thigh that has left Chelsea fans sweating on the fitness of their star man.

The 28-year-old has revealed he will have a scan before returning to Stamford Bridge to determine the extent of the injury.

The striker told HLN: "I’ll have a scan of my thigh first [before returning to Chelsea].

"I am struggling with a minor issue for a while. And then I will return to Chelsea."

Lukaku has scored three goals in two games for Belgium over the international break, backing up his fine start to the season with the Blues.

The £97.5million man scored twice in the 5-2 thumping of Estonia on Thursday, and also scored the opener in Sunday's 3-0 win against the Czech Republic.

The World Cup qualifier on Sunday was Lukaku's 100th cap for Belgium, during which he has scored 67 times.

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has been high in his praise of Lukaku, saying: "I think he is a living iconic figure of Belgian football. One hundred caps, 66 goals, at his age. He has a phenomenal attitude.


"I hope he can go onto 125 or maybe 150 caps. Sometimes you take for granted what we have. These players don’t come often."

Lukaku also picked up a booking in that game against the Czech Republic on Sunday, meaning he is suspended for Wednesday's game against Belarus.

That leaves him free to have a scan on his thigh and return to London early.

And Chelsea fans will be hoping the scan reveals nothing more than minor damage.

Lukaku has impressed for the Blues since arriving from Inter in a club record deal in August.

He scored against Arsenal on his second debut for the club, and showed glimpses of his ability in the 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield.

And with mouthwatering clashes against Tottenham and Manchester City on the horizon, as well as the start of Chelsea's Champions League defence, Thomas Tuchel will be desperate for Lukaku to be involved.

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