Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku excited to link up with Eden Hazard

Romelu Lukaku for Chelsea

Belgian international Romelu Lukaku has expressed his excitement at being able to create a club partnership with Eden Hazard at Chelsea next season.

If it wasn’t the case already, the entire nation has now heard of the name Eden Hazard, the 23-year-old Belgian winger has been in sensational form this season, with many believing he has been the best player in the Premier League this campaign.

His performances have also caught the attention of international teammate Romelu Lukaku, the 20-year-old was in glowing praise for Hazard when speaking to Tribune RTBF.

“Eden Hazard is fun and magic. He is an unpredictable player. I am sure that next year he will be at the level of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.”

Lukaku has scored 9 goals so far this season while on loan at Everton, and his statistics show that under the free-flowing counter-attacking style that Chelsea are playing under Jose Mourinho, Lukaku would be ready to spearhead the Blues attack

PlayerTeamPosAppearancesGoalsGoals OpenplayTotal Scoring AttAtt FastbreakAppsMins
Romelu Lukaku Everton FW 19 9 8 55 1 19 1,547

Eight of Lukaku’s goals have come from open play, and the Belgian forward has attempted 55 scoring chances this season. With his game developing and Hazard’s rise to greatness, the prospect of linking up with his international teammate at club level is already exciting the former Anderlecht striker.

“I think he already understands me well enough and it will get better the more we will play together. This year it is being confirmed. He is becoming a true leader in the locker room. In pre-season, he showed he was ready to become the star of the team. And he can also count on Mourinho. It's good to have a great coach who helps guide you."

It won’t just be Lukaku that is excited of the prospect of teaming with Eden Hazard, on looking Chelsea fans will be delighted with the progress Lukaku has made at Everton. His scoring exploits, combined with Hazard’s creativity, could be an absolute joy to watch next season.

PlayerTeamPosAppearancesGoalsGoal AssistKey PassesAppsMins
Eden Hazard Chelsea FW 25 12 5 62 25 2,100

As well as the 12 goals Hazard has scored, including his first hat-trick against Newcastle last weekend, the Belgian has five assists and 62 assist attempts. The combination of Hazard and Lukaku could just be a marriage made in heaven. Blue heaven.

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