And he certainly produced one in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Lukaku's eventual hat-trick before going off late on could easily have been more and the Everton striker made things look easy against Young Boys, as though he really was in a class of his own - one far beyond the reach of his Swiss opponents.
The 28-year-old received a slight injury at the end of the 4-1 win and Everton fans will hope it isn't too serious.
While on the pitch, however, Steven Naismith proved he can be a big player for the Toffees during the business end of the European campaign. Working as hard as ever, the Scot was vital to Everton's hopes going forward - and linked up superbly with Lukaku.
After a poor start against the Swiss side, with Tim Howard receiving criticism for his part in the opening goal, the Everton goalkeeper bounced back.
The 35-year-old made a crucial double save later on and rarely put a foot wrong thereafter. It's easy to fold under pressure after a mistake on any stage, let alone in Europe, and Howard proved his experience is still holding him in good stead after returning to the starting line-up.