Chelsea boss Benitez wants to recall West Brom matchwinner Lukaku

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez sees Romelu Lukaku's future at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez sees Romelu Lukaku's future at Stamford Bridge.

Benitez will have to seek permission from the Chelsea hierarchy to arrange the recall of on-loan striker Lukaku from West Bromwich Albion. Benitez sees Lukaku, 19, as a viable understudy for Torres.

The 6ft 3in Belgian was signed by Chelsea for £18m in 2011 but started only four games last season before being loaned out. He has impressed this season, and on Saturday he showed why he could be Chelsea’s next Didier Drogba with a dramatic late winner — his sixth goal so far this term — as Albion beat Norwich 2-1.

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