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Chelsea handed Romelu Lukaku injury scare

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After winning his 100th cap for Belgium, Romelu Lukaku will undergo medical tests before returning to Chelsea from international duty.

Romelu Lukaku has announced plans to have a scan on a ‘minor issue’ with his thigh before returning to Chelsea.

The Blues striker marked his 100th international appearance on Sunday by scoring his 67th goal for Belgium, as well as assisting Alexis Saelemaekers’ goal, in a 3-0 win over the Czech Republic.

A second yellow card in as many World Cup qualifiers, however, means Lukaku is suspended for Belgium’s trip to Belarus on Wednesday. Therefore, once the striker has had some medical tests, he will head back to England early.

“I’ll have a scan of my thigh first,” the 28-year-old told HLN. “I have been struggling with a minor issue for a while. Then I will return to Chelsea.”

As Lukaku has suggested the issue is only a minor one at best, he should be available to face Aston Villa this Saturday for Chelsea’s next Premier League match.

The former Inter Milan striker has scored one goal in two appearances since his club-record €115 million return last month.