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Romelu Lukaku | Forward

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

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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. Feb 27 - 1:27 PM

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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

As our expert Nik Argiropoulos predicted in his player picks, Romelu Lukaku scored his first goal of the season this week.

Lukaku struck a beautiful curler right inside the post when the ball bounced to him on the end of the area. The Everton man has looked good this season despite not scoring in his first three matches and will hope to continue this form as the season progresses. Everton face Crystal Palace next and Lukaku will once again be a solid fantasy choice. Make sure to check out our Player Picks again next week for more valuable advice.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:16:00 PM

Roberto Martinez is hoping the dynamic trio of Romelu Lukaku, Kevin Mirallas, and Seamus Coleman will be fit for selection on Saturday when Everton open away to Leicester City.

There have been several questions surrounding the availability of the three leading up to Week 1 for most of the preseason, Coleman because of a hamstring tweak and the Belgian duo of Lukaku and Mirallas because of World Cup fatigue. All three are training now and it sounds like as long as there are no setbacks heading into Week 1, they should make the XI. All three are usually in the conversation for fantasy XI's week in and week out, but managers may want to bypass in the opening round and play it safe by fielding players with no shred of doubt. Mirallas is perhaps the riskiest of the three, as he rarely can go 90 minutes when fit.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 04:16:00 PM

Everton have signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku for a club record £28m.

This is a massive deal for Everton, who smash their transfer record while securing one of the most sought after forwards in European football. The 21-year-old Belgian, who scored 16 goals on loan for the club last season, has signed a five-year contract at Goodison Park.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 05:58:00 AM

Everton have called a press conference for 7pm GMT to, in all likelihood, announce the signing of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea on a permanent move.

Lukaku recently tweeted that it was "time to start a new chapter" as he was on a plane heading for the UK and the press conference announcement connects the dots as Everton appear to have gotten a permanent deal done. Early reports suggest a five year deal is in place.
Source: SkySports
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 12:08:00 PM

Chelsea assistant coach Steve Holland has said that a decision on Romelu Lukaku is unlikely to come within the next two weeks.

Chelsea have signed striker Diego Costa and reports have surfaced about the return of Didier Drogba, making it unlikely for them to keep the Belgian star. Jose Mourinho wants to evaluate the striker before making a final decision. Lukaku has spend the last two seasons away on loan but there are rumors Chelsea might be trying to secure a permanent move for him away from Stamford Bridge. German side Wolfsburg are reportedly ready to offer a £20 million bid and Everton, where Lukaku spent last season on loan, are also interested in his services. Lukaku will have significantly higher fantasy value at Everton than at Chelsea.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 03:29:00 PM