Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku sent message by Roberto Martinez after latest poor display

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has been sent a message by Belgium boss, Roberto Martinez.

Lukaku, of course, continues to impress for his country, having netted a staggering 68 goals in 101 outings to date.

However, despite remaining one of Belgium’s best, the hitman is struggling at Chelsea after his return from Inter Milan last summer.

Martinez has therefore appeared to suggest that Lukaku should seek out a move away from Stamford Bridge during the next transfer window, stating that the summer could prove 'a big moment for his career':

“We are talking about players, like Romelu, who have got over 100 caps and are part of this group of players who know the national team inside out," Martinez said. “I’m not going to judge or assess the condition of any player until after the summer because it is not a normal situation.

“It is still seven months to the World Cup and probably you will go into the details of how a player feels when it gets closer to it than now.

“But there will be a lot of players who change clubs or are going to feel in a different way in the summer.

“Romelu needs to be assessed on how he feels in September, the same way Eden Hazard does and some others. But he is one of the players for whom the summer could be a big moment for their careers.”

Chelsea downed by Brentford

Martinez’s comments come after Chelsea were smashed 4-1 by Brentford on Saturday.

Lukaku did not start the game, but did come on for the final 25 minutes, and failed to have any sort of positive impact.

The 28-year-old has now been unable to find the net in his last seven Premier League outings.

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