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Romelu Lukaku

22-Year-Old Forward     Everton  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Hamstring    EST. RETURN:  8/8/2015
Birthdate:  May 13, 1993    Birthplace:  Antwerp
Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 4"    Weight:  220 lbs    

July 28, 2015    Romelu Lukaku News

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Lukaku felt tightness in his hamstring during Tuesday's friendly with Dundee, but manager Roberto Martinez said his removal after 32 minutes was precautionary. "Rom has obviously been playing a lot of minutes and it was important for him to get some sort of action," Martinez said. "After the first 25 minutes, he was feeling his legs were a little bit too heavy and we didn't want to take any risks. It's not a problem at all. I think he got a lot of good work between the two games we we've had up here, plus the games we had in Singapore. Now we have got a little period before the weekend to make sure he is ready and refreshed."

Lukaku is by far Everton's top offensive option this season, and his presence at the top of their attack keeps him as a very attractive fantasy option. With the issue not believed to be serious, Lukaku is expected to start the Premier League opener Aug. 8 against Watford at Goodison Park.

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Romelu Lukaku: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

June 11, 2015

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Lukaku continued his development into one of the most consistent goalscorers in England, with 20 goals and seven assists this season for Everton.

That is 17 goals or more in three straight seasons for the Belgian, who scored eight goals in just seven Europa League starts. Lukaku is under contract for four more seasons and is likely to reamain with Everton this summer, but AS Roma have shown a growing interest in the last few days.

May 16, 2015

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Lukaku had a fantastic game Saturday, grabbing an assist and the game winning 93rd minute goal in the 2-1 win over West Ham.

Lukaku also had eight shots in the match and was a menace all game long. This was Lukaku's third goal-assist game of the season, which shows just how talented of a player he can be. He'll look to continue his strong form in the final match against Tottenham next Saturday.

May 2, 2015

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Lukaku scored on a penalty and got off four shots in the 3-2 loss to Aston Villa Saturday.

While Lukaku has been fantastic in the Europa League, scoring eight goals in his last five Europa matches, his Premier League form has been far less impressive grabbing only one goal since January. Lukaku and Everton won't have double duties next season as they are a mid-table side and he'll be able to focus much more on the Premier League and should exceed his nine goal total he has posted thus far this season. Lukaku finishes up the season against three poor defenses (Sunderland, West Ham, Spurs), so he may be a good option for fantasy to have a strong finish. Everton host Sunderland next Saturday in their next match.

April 18, 2015

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Lukaku (hamstring) is available off the bench for Saturday's match against Burnley.

Lukaku has been battling his hamstring injury for a few weeks and was a serious doubt for Saturday's tie. While he is healthy enough to make the bench, Arouna Kone will get the start up top.

April 14, 2015

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Lukaku (hamstring) is expected to play Saturday against Burnley, manager Roberto Martinez said Tuesday.

Lukaku was close to returning last weekend against Swansea but wasn't quite up to full fitness. However, he's been training with the group early this week, which will allow him to return in a fine matchup for fantasy purposes.

April 11, 2015

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Lukaku (hamstring) is not in the 18-man squad to face Swansea City on Saturday.

Manager Roberto Martinez described Lukaku as 50/50 for much of the week, but the Belgian striker hadn't even joined first-team training as of Thursday. Arouna Kone will start in Lukaku's place.

April 9, 2015

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Lukaku (hamstring) has not rejoined full training yet and is considered 50/50 for Saturday's match against Swansea City. "At this stage of the season we need to be certain he is well healed," manager Roberto Martinez said Thursday. "It is not a major problem and he has been working well in the last two days, even though he hasn't joined the group yet."

It certainly isn't good news that Lukaku hasn't even joined the group yet, and even if he does manage to do that Friday, it's hard to believe that he will be fully match fit by Saturday. If he is unable to play, Arouna Kone will likely get the start in his place.