Five stats that show just how amazing Lukaku is
For years, we have waited for Romelu Lukaku to live up to his potential and it looks like he is starting to do that at Everton.
He made his debut at just 16 for Belgian side Anderlecht and scored 33 goals in 73 games, highlighting himself as one of the best young strikers in the world.
In August 2011, he signed for Chelsea for a fee of around £17m but struggled for playing time in his opening season. He did show what he was capable of in spurts, however, and earned comparisons with Didier Drogba for his physicality.
He first managed to show he could cut it in the Premier League on a loan spell at West Bromwich Albion. The Belgian managed 17 goals in 35 games to help the Baggies to their best ever Premier League finish.
He has since established himself as one of the league’s best strikers for Everton and is coming on well this season under Ronald Koeman. And Lukaku’ meteoric development has produced five stats that show just how brilliant a striker he truly is.