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Romelu Lukaku | Forward

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (21) / 5/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220

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Everton have been playing much better in recent weeks and have several fantasy weapons with plenty of upside at a very reasonable price.
Romelu Lukaku (£ 8.48M), Kevin Mirallas (£ 7.84M), Aaron Lennon (£ 7.45M) and Ross Barkley (£ 7.27M) have all been fantasy relevant in the past and it stands to reason that at least a couple of them will produce significant value in relation to the price. This weekend may not look too convincing with Manchester United as their opponent, but matches against Aston Villa, Sunderland and West Ham immediately thereafter should entice investment. Apr 21 - 9:26 AM

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Roberto Martinez has stated that Romelu Lukaku should be available for Everton as they host Burnley this weekend, assuming the striker has no setbacks between now and match day.

It would be nice to get a firm green light without the caveat from Martinez but it is positive news nonetheless. A fit Lukaku looks like one of the stronger forward options in this shortened gameweek but proceed at your own risk. If Martinez has any hesitation tomorrow, he can turn to Arouna Kone to lead the line and Steven Naismith can play up top as well. Still, it may be a move worth risking for those looking for a boom or bust play at this stage of the season.
Apr 17 - 10:08 AM

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku is in line to return to action this Saturday when the Toffees travel to Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City.

The Belgian has been out of action since injuring a hamstring in the match against QPR. Since, he has missed the international break as well as Saturday's win over Southampton. According to Roberto Martinez, Lukaku has has a couple of positive sessions but has yet to mix in with the rest of the group. Anticipate an update on his status as the week progresses. Getting a positive result at Swansea isn't an easy task but his presence would surely help.
Apr 7 - 11:01 AM

Roberto Martinez is hopeful the muscular problem suffered by Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku is fatigue related pain due to the amount of games played recently rather than something more sinister.

Everton travelled to Loftus Road on the back of a hugely disappointing result on Thursday in the Europa League knowing that only a win would suffice after a disappointing campaign and the Toffees were able to secure another three points but it did come at a cost. Romelu Lukaku limped off midway through the second half – hamstring – while strike partner Arouna Kone was also forced onto the sidelines after jarring his knee in a strong challenge and he is the player which concerns Martinez most "we are a little more worried." The pair will have a scan over the next 24 hours to determine the extent of the injuries but with a break in proceedings Everton have almost two weeks before GW31.
Mar 23 - 10:18 AM

Everton got a much needed win at home against Newcastle United as Romelu Lukaku would played a part in two goals of a 3-0 win.

Several changes to the XI since their last league game, with Leighton Baines returning and Arouna Kone given a rare start, but what may have been the biggest factor in their win was a lifeless opponent. The Toffees took the lead in the 20th minute when Lukaku held the ball up during a counter attack, then laid it off to a surging James McCarthy who fired from outside the box. Tim Krul should have stopped it but it got through as McCarthy grabbed his first goal of the season. Then, in the second half, the wheels really came off for Newcastle. Near the hour mark, Yohan Gouffran tripped Aaron Lennon in the area to give Everton a penalty kick. Lukaku converted easily. Then a few moments later, Fabricio Coloccini was sent off. Everton coasted to the finish line, adding a third goal by Ross Barkley in the final seconds. With QPR next up, Everton investment suddenly looks appealing.

Romelu Lukaku came off early in the second half of Everton's Europa League win on Thursday but should be fine for the weekend according to manager Roberto Martinez.

Martinez, speaking ahead of Everton's match with Arsenal on Sunday, indicated that Lukaku is "fine" and "trained well" on Friday. Everton, the only Premier League side to make it through the mid-week European matches successfully, will look to replicate the success they had against Arsenal earlier in the season. While they still likely regret giving away their two-goal lead late, they played well and managed a point against the Gunners at Goodison Park.
Source: espnfc.com
Feb 27 - 1:27 PM

Romelu Lukaku had a goal and an assist in the Toffees' 2-2 draw but it could, and should have been more.

The Belgian hit man had a number of excellent chances on the day and the fact that Everton could only manage a 2-2 home draw with the bottom team in the league underscores their plight this season. Things just aren't quick clicking for the Toffees under Roberto Martinez. Lukaku should have seen them through to three needed points given all of his chances but instead mistakes from Tim Howard and missed opportunities mean that Everton still aren't entirely clear of a relegation battle.
Feb 22 - 11:47 AM

Romelu Lukaku scored the lone goal in Everton's 1-0 over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Lukaku got on the scoresheet in the second minute of play when a cross from Steven Naismith ricocheted of a couple people and into the back of the net. Lukaku didn't know much about it, but they got the win and that's all that matters. The Belgian forward ends an eight game goalless drought, boosting his total to seven on the year. He averaged 16 goals over the last two season so he'll need to stay in form going forward if he hopes to match that by the end of the year.
Source: NBC Sports
Jan 31 - 12:45 PM

Everton thought they may be able to get a positive result away to a Southampton side not at full strength, but they were rudely mistaken as the Saints marched all over them 3-0.

This was always going to be a tricky fixture for fantasy managers investing in Everton, and in unlimited transfer leagues like Yahoo most probably decided against it, much to their pleasure. However, in limited transfer leagues, players like Lukaku and Leighton Baines were too valuable to bench but Lukaku owners got the real backbreaker with the own goal that the young Belgian redirected in from a James Ward-Prowse corner. To lose at Southampton is understandable, but there was nothing positive to take away from Everton's performance, leaving Roberto Martinez with plenty to ponder until Boxing Day when they host Stoke.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:26:00 PM

Romelu Lukaku continued his strong form for Everton but his goal wasn't enough to get Everton a home win against struggling Hull City.

These are the sorts of matches where Everton need to be more ruthless if they are to hang with the big boys. They were at home against a weak opponent and they scored first. Romelu Lukaku scored the goal from a Kevin Mirallas assist. Rather than going on and adding more goals, the Toffees failed to score again, failed to keep a clean sheet and Sone Aluko's 59th minute goal created the final 1-1 scoreline. The Aluko goal came on Hull City's only shot on target.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 04:45:00 PM

Romelu Lukaku will be the danger-man for Everton as they host Hull City in Week 14.

Lukaku couldn't get in to the game against Tottenham in Week Thirteen but the big Belgian striker generally performs better at Goodison Park and has been in good goal-scoring form recently after a slow start to the season. Add to the mix the fact that Everton probably have the pick of the Week 14 fixtures at home to struggling Hull City and Lukaku becomes a very attractive fantasy option for your forward-line.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 04:52:00 AM

Romelu Lukaku and Leon Osman both scored to give Everton a 2-1 win over West Ham United.

This was one of the better matches of the day as it featured action on both sides of the pitch. Everton were the better team and deserved to win three points. Lukaku opened up the scoring early before Mauro Zarate's shot deflected into the goal for an equalizer. In the second half, the referee played advantage on a foul when he saw Samuel Eto'o making a run forward, and Eto'o brilliantly picked out Osman for an easy tap in. Everton are finding their form and are climbing the table, where they are now in eighth place.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:27:00 PM

After missing out on the starting XI in Week 10 and doing nothing as a substitute, the time is right to buy low on Romelu Lukaku.

The one point cameo knocked 1.3m off of Lukaku's price tag in Yahoo and has seen him sold en masse in other formats of fantasy PL. However, there is all the reason to believe that Roberto Martinez will recall the young Belgian to the starting XI when the Toffees travel to face a vulnerable Sunderland defense this coming weekend. Martinez wanted one striker against Swansea and chose Samuel Eto'o, likely because the veteran did so well scoring a brace in a rare start the previous weekend. The result against the Swans was their poorest attacking displays of the season. Lukaku will head right back in and is a fine play even on the road against the Black Cats.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 05:39:00 PM

Everton were the better side on paper all afternoon and even enjoyed a man advantage for the final twenty minutes but could not break through the Swansea defense as the two sides played to a 0-0 stalemate.

Romelu Lukaku did not get the start in this one as Roberto Martinez continues to rotate his attacking weapons around. He did come on eventually and was involved in a couple of chances but came up empty in his time on the pitch. Samuel Eto'o did not look effective as a lone striker so this mixture Martinez deployed today will probably be scrapped for future matches. The Toffees had a 2 to 1 advantage in possession and Swansea did not register a single attempt on target, so Everton will feel they came up short today. Unless you were investing in their defense, you probably feel the same. Speaking of defense, Martinez may have an injury crisis at centerback as Antolin Alcaraz went down early and Muhamed Besic, normally a defensive midfielder, was pressed to fill in and may need to again when the Toffees travel to Sunderland next weekend.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 01:17:00 PM

Everton scored first and last but couldn't put away struggling Crystal Palace at Goodison Park.

One of the keys to Everyone's success last season was ruthlessly beating the teams they were supposed to beat. Already this season they had dropped points to Leicester City but this weekend's result was even worse with the Toffees dropping three points at home to a previously winless Crystal Palace team.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 02:50:00 PM