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Romelu Lukaku | Forward | #10

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220

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Romelu Lukaku didn't do himself any favors with Everton fans with last week's comments over his concerns about winning trophies on Merseyside.
It looks increasingly likely by the week that Lukaku will leave the club this summer despite weeks of contract talks, which left his agent Mino Raiola to say the deal was "99.9 percent done." Now Lukaku seems to have gotten cold feet over signing a new deal with Chelsea among the clubs being linked with a move for the Premier League's top scorer, who has questioned Everton's transfer policy this year. "No disrespect, but you want to remembered as well. You cannot only be remembered by scoring goals, you want to be remembered by winning trophies," Lukaku said. "...I don't know what the board's plan is, but there were some players I knew the club could have got and they didn't, and they're playing in this league. I am not saying names, but they are doing well. It is a little bit frustrating but, at the end of the day, we have fantastic players. We cannot look at the others, we can only look at ourselves." Mar 21 - 3:00 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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After a controversial week, Romelu Lukaku scored his way back into the hearts of Everton fans with a brace on Saturday afternoon.

Earlier this week news broke that Lukaku is refusing to sign a contract extension at the club after saying he wants to play for a club that will win trophies. But at the rate he is going, Lukaku could very well take home the Golden Boot after taking the lead with his 20th and 21st Premier League goal of the season: both coming in stoppage time in the second half. Lukaku also set up a late goal from Enner Valencia, who returned the favor by assisting on Lukaku's first goal just minutes later. Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the first goal of the game, after getting a rare start in midfield since his return from injury. The 4-0 win against Hull is the seventh straight home win for the Toffees.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 18 - 1:10 PM

Everton bounced back from its 3-2 loss to Spurs last week, crushing West Brom in a 3-0 victory at Goodison Park.

It took 39 minutes before the Toffees could break through against a notoriously stingy West Brom defense, but Kevin Mirallas' solo effort was all they need to take a lead they would never relinquish. Minutes later, just on the doorstep of half-time, Romelu Lukaku created a chance for Morgan Schneiderlin's first goal in Everton blue to double the lead before the half. Then it was Lukaku who sealed the win in the 82nd minute, sending home a pass from Ross Barkley for his 19th goal of he Premier League season, putting him joint-top with Harry Kane for the lead. The only downside to the day was an injury to Leighton Baines, who had to leave at half-time with a knock.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 11 - 11:55 AM

Romelu Lukaku scored his 18th goal of the season but Everton found themselves playing catch up with Tottenham all afternoon, eventually coming up short in a 3-2 loss.

For the first 80 minutes of the match, Tottenham were in control and built a 2-0 lead heading into the final stages. But, Everton didn't completely pack it in as they were able to pull one back in the 81st minute. Kevin Mirallas fed Lukaku and the Belgian used his strength and pace to turn and fire past the fingertips of Hugo Lloris. Even when Spurs canceled that goal out as the game went into stoppage time, Everton caught the opposition napping as Ross Barkley swung a cross into the area and Enner Valencia was in the right spot to tap in. Still, the comeback came too little, too late. The Toffees return home next weekend to host West Brom in one of only four league matches on tap.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 5 - 10:40 AM

Everton star forward Romelu Lukaku shook off any worries over his fitness with a goal in a 2-0 win against Sunderland.

The former Chelsea striker returned to the top of the Premier League in goals with his 17th of the season to put him level with Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez. Idrissa Gueye opened the scoring in the 40th minute with his first Premier League goal for the Toffees, blasting a low pass from Seamus Coleman into the back of the net. Then, in the 80th, Lukaku doubled Everton's lead with a powerful effort, fighting off former Everton teammate Bryan Oviedo on a breakaway and finishing past Jordan Pickford for the goal, to put him level on 60 goals with Everton legend Duncan Ferguson for the club record and his eighth in the last five home matches. Everton now sit just four points back of Manchester United after extending its league unbeaten streak to nine.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 25 - 12:13 PM

Everton star forward Romelu Lukaku shook off any worries over his fitness with a goal in a 2-0 win against Sunderland.

The former Chelsea striker returned to the top of the Premier League in goals with his 17th of the season to put him level with Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez. Idrissa Gueye opened the scoring in the 40th minute with his first Premier League goal for the Toffees, blasting a low pass from Seamus Coleman into the back of the net. Then, in the 80th, Lukaku doubled Everton's lead with a powerful effort, fighting off former Everton teammate Bryan Oviedo on a breakaway and finishing past Jordan Pickford for the goal, to put him level on 60 goals with Everton legend Duncan Ferguson for the club record and his eighth in the last five home matches. Everton now sit just four points back of Manchester United after extending its league unbeaten streak to nine.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 25 - 12:13 PM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed a trio of key players have returned to training after dealing with a series of minor injuries.

Midfielders James McCarthy and Kevin Mirallas missed the club's scoreless draw with Middlesbrough in Week 25 while star forward Romelu Lukaku was left out of the club's warm-weather trip to Dubai in order to recover from a calf injury. But the trio has returned to full training and look set to take part in the weekend match with Sunderland: "Romelu had a little calf problem but has been back in training for the last three days. James McCarthy and Kevin Mirallas have also trained with the group this week."
Feb 23 - 3:45 PM

Everton manager Ronald Koeman is confident Romelu Lukaku will be fully fit for the upcoming weekend.

The star forward has spent the last week in Belgium, rather than with the club on a warm-weather training trip to Dubai, receiving treatment on a calf injury. But Koeman confirmed this is all according to plan with the star forward set to return for the club's Week 26 match against Sunderland. "We know that for 10 days Rom has had some problems with his calf. He has a lot of confidence in the Belgian doctor and I gave him permission to go to Belgium and recover. We expect him, normally, next Tuesday to be joining in the training session. He will be fit and available for the weekend."
Source: Goal.com
Feb 19 - 4:02 AM

Everton will take advantage of their free weekend by travelling to Dubai for a warm weather training camp, but the Toffees will be without top scorer Romelu Lukaku.

The 23-year-old, who is a rich vein of form, will instead, head to Belgium for treatment on a calf issue which has been bothering him in recent weeks. The precise nature of the issue isn’t known at this point but the club say his injury is "not serious" and Lukaku should line up at the Stadium of Light when the Premier League fixtures resume on February 25. Dominic Calvert-Lewin, currently out after damaging ankle ligaments, and Mo Besic who is recovering from a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament were named as part of the group but Yannick Bolasie did not make the trip. Everton have climbed to seventh in the table and remain unbeaten since the derby loss to Liverpool back in December, a run of eight games which includes a 4-0 win over Man City.
Source: ITV.com
Feb 14 - 4:45 AM

Romelu Lukaku couldn't figure out a sturdy Middlesbrough defense in a disappointing 0-0 away draw for Everton.

Lukaku couldn't replicate any of the magic that saw him score four goals in 6-3 massacre of Bournemouth last weekend, managing only one shot on target in the entire match that required a remarkable save from Victor Valdes. Joel Robles had a couple highlight saves of his own while Leighton Baines came to the rescue in the second half when he cleared a goal-bound header off the line. Everton has now gone its last eight Premier League matches without a loss, although Everton lost ground on sixth-place Manchester United.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 11 - 12:41 PM

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku put together one of the most prolific performances of the season in a 6-3 win against Bournemouth.

In what was a barn-burning, high-octane shootout that featured nine goals between the two sides, it was Lukaku who managed four of those goals to become the Premier League's top scorer on 16 goals. The former Chelsea phenom started right away with a goal in the first 30 seconds, a beautiful curling effort from the edge of the area to tie the fastest goal of the season. He then set up James McCarthy's goal in the 23rd minute, then adding a second goal just six minutes later for a 3-0 half-time lead. Lukaku waited until the 83rd to secure a hat-trick, then adding a fourth just a minute after.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 4 - 12:12 PM

Everton shocked the Premier League world on Sunday as they thrashed Manchester City 4-0.

It was the third "big" club of the weekend involved in a 4-0 result but this time with a big twist. Arsenal and Spurs both cruised to 4-0 victories but it was City losing by the same score on Sunday with Lukaku, Mirallas, Davies and debutant Lookman scoring for Ronald Koeman's side.
Source: Espnfc.com
Jan 15 - 10:56 AM

Everton will have to wait another year to end its trophy drought after blowing a home lead to Leicester City in the FA Cup third round.

It looked as though Everton had turned a corner in the match with a 63rd-minute goal from star forward Romelu Lukaku, connecting on a cross from Gerard Deulofeu to take a 1-0 lead. It was Lukaku's seventh goal in his last seven FA Cup appearances. But within eight minutes, the lead wasn't just gone—it had turned into a deficit thanks to the magic of Leicester City substitute Ahmed Musa, who scored two goals within five minutes of each other to take the lead. Without anything but a top-seven finish to play for, the Toffees will have to reevaluate ahead of their showdown with Manchester City next weekend.
Source: BBC Sport
Jan 7 - 2:21 PM

Everton is reportedly close to locking down star forward Romelu Lukaku to a new contract in the coming weeks.

The Belgian international has scored 10 goals this season amid speculation over a big-money move. But even though he is set for bigger wages and a long-term contract, Lukaku is not expected to stay at Everton for much longer. However, manager Ronald Koeman seems confident in keeping Lukaku on Merseyside: "I know they are in talks together about a new contract but, if it is 99 per cent, I need to believe his agent. It's a big deal and that is what the club is showing to keep the best players and do everything to keep them in the club because that is the future."
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 06:33:00 PM

Romelu Lukaku got back on the score sheet with a pair of goals, but Watford would score three times between the Belgian's strikes and down Everton, 3-2.

It was end to end action in this one from the jump but it was Everton who grabbed the opening goal on 17 minutes. Gareth Barry sent a ball over the top to find Lukaku in the box and the Belgian slotted home, ending his four game goalless drought. The Toffees did not do well to protect their lead however, as they conceded three goals unanswered, two of which came from set pieces where Everton displayed some shocking defending. They made a game of it late though, as Lukaku's second goal in the 86th minute brought them back to within a goal. This time, he scored a powerful header from an Aaron Lennon cross. It was too little, too late though as Everton have gone winless in the league since Week 10.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:51:00 AM