Video: Lukaku nets stunner as Chelsea boys lead Belgium to Sweden win

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Eden Hazard also scored a peach as the Belgians warmed up for the World Cup with a 2-0 win in Stockholm.

There are few World Cup squads with as many Premier League stars set to feature in Brazil as Belgium. Perhaps only England can boast more players from their own division.

The top seven sides in the Premier League all boast Belgian talent, and it's no surprise then that Marc Wilmots' team are considered one of the dark horses for the crown.

In Stockholm tonight, Belgium, with 6 of their starting 11 plying their trade in England, defeated a Swedish side missing star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich, due in no small part to the efforts of several players with Chelsea connections.

Romelu Lukaku, who spent the season on loan at Everton and is now being linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge, surely convinced Jose Mourinho he has a future at the club with a majestic long range strike to open the scoring in the 34th minute.

The powerful forward pounced after some poor Swedish passing, before advancing to a position 25 yards out, and smashing a left shot past former Manchester City goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson.

It was a superb goal, Lukaku's tenth for his country, and was one of the few times the visitors made their class count to ensure they ended up victors. 

Belgium made it 2-0 through Eden Hazard's excellent one-two with former Chelsea teammate Kevin de Bruyne, the PFA Young Player of the Year rifling home from the edge of the box.


De Bruyne starred for the Belgians playing just behind the main striker, hitting the woodwork in each half with two more fantastic strikes, while Thibaut Courtois made some decent saves to ensure the World Cup side left Stockholm with a clean sheet.

With Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, and Tottenham's Moussa Dembele also impressing, the Red Devils may well make an impact in South America.

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