Romelu Lukaku a shout for PL top scorer as striker faces Chelsea reunion next
Holly Thackeray | 5 November 2016
Lukaku can boost top scorer credentials by giving Chelsea Blues
Fancy some Romelu Lukaku Premier League top scorer odds? Here at Coral we wouldn’t blame you, considering the Belgium international’s incredible form for Everton. So, back him at 6/1 to grab the Golden Boot come May.
At the weekend we recommended Lukaku to score and Everton to beat West Ham United as our Sunday bet of the day. Lo and behold, the Belgian battering ram went on to net his ninth in 11 outings against the Hammers as the Toffees triumphed.
Continuing that cracking record against the side he just loves to torment meant that lethal marksman Lukaku shot to the top of the PL scorer charts, albeit only briefly, as rival Diego Costa also dispatched later on Sunday for Chelsea.
Costa is just one goal ahead of Everton counterpart Lukaku now, but has played more minutes than the big Belgian and contributed less assists.
All this sets up the weekend wrangle between the Blues and Toffees perfectly, with Lukaku poised to get one over his former club and with a great chance to overtake Costa, the man bought for big money to replace him before he’d really had a chance at Stamford Bridge.
Check out some of Lukaku’s goals this season:
There are subplots galore as the Londoners visit Goodison Park, with Ronald Koeman’s guys able to cut the gap with Antonio Conte’s crew to just one point if they are victorious on Saturday evening.
With Coral also offering exceptionally sweet odds of 66/1 in a special double offer for Lukaku to be crowned PL top scorer and in-form Everton to achieve a top four finish, punters should pounce while the iron is hot!
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Still only 23, Lukaku looks to be putting all his puzzle pieces together to become the great player Everton fans always hoped he would be when signing the striker from Chelsea permanently in summer 2014.
As the Merseyside men’s club record signing, Lukaku has hit double figures in all of his full four Premier League seasons at the club, including when on loan in 2013-14. This term he’s hit the ground running, gobbling seven goals in nine PL outings. Put a chance on a plate and Lukaku will grab it!
With power, pace and surprisingly impressive technical tools for a striker of his stature and physicality, there are few around that boast all his attributes.
Having overcome the distraction of transfer rumours as the Toffees struggled last term, Lukaku has begun to thrive under new coach Koeman – who has put a solid defence behind the Belgian and provided the perfect attacking foil by signing winger Yannick Bolasie.
Against the Hammers, dream team Lukaku and Bolasie combined yet again, and the former Crystal Palace schemer’s four PL assists have now all been for his big partner in crime.
With such telepathic attacking from the Toffees, who appear to be a renewed force, trophies aren’t out of the question.
So, snap up those 6/1 odds for Lukaku to continue excelling with a team built around him and to his strengths. That price is pretty sweet for a sharpshooter who is not yet 25 but has bagged 50 league goals in 113 games for Everton.
It’s all coming together for the talisman – so don’t miss out!
Another brace for the Belgian in Everton v Chelsea tips?
If you’re also after Everton v Chelsea tips, look no further than Lukaku to continue his formidable streak. He’s crucial to firing the Toffees to triumph against his former team and competition with Costa can only aid Everton’s cause.
The Northwest outfit are 9/2 to take three points at Goodison, or 11/4 to draw, having a decent recent record versus the London Blues.
The Toffees took out Chelsea twice in all competitions last term under Roberto Martinez, drawing the third encounter, and have been beaten on Merseyside soil just once in their last four home clashes with the capital club.
Key to success last season was Lukaku, who bagged a brilliant brace against his former club. Could Chelsea have made a mistake by letting Lukaku go? Who knows if, like compatriot Kevin De Bruyne, the Belgian would have progressed as well at Stamford Bridge, where patience is much thinner.
Relive Lukaku’s exceptional brace versus Chelsea:
Still, bringing in Costa and another young Belgian Michy Batshuayi, who could well follow Lukaku’s lead and leave after suffering lack of game time, has cost the Blues a pretty penny.
It is clear now that Lukaku was always capable of doing the job and, with the striker in the top scorer race and Everton lurking close behind in the league table, they have handed their unexpected rivals a lethal weapon.
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