Everton’s Romelu Lukaku becomes highest scoring Belgian in Premier League history

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The forward has overtaken Liverpool's Christian Benteke at the top of the charts with his double against West Brom.

Romelu Lukaku’s brace against West Bromwich Albion on Monday evening proved vital as it helped Everton to haul their way back from 2-0 down to snatch all three points.

However, they were also important for another reason - they helped the burly frontman to become the highest-scoring Belgian in Premier League history.

His two goals against the Baggies took him to 46 in England since his move to Chelsea, with the vast majority having come for the Toffees in his three seasons at the club.

He now stands two goals ahead of Liverpool’s Christian Benteke, with the duo having previously shared top spot on 44 goals each, while Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is third on 37 goals and Marouane Fellaini sits fourth with 31.

  TeamSeasonGoalsTotal Scoring AttOntarget Scoring AttHit WoodworkAppearancesMins Played
Romelu Lukaku Chelsea / Everton 2013-2014 15 101 45 0 33 2,602
Romelu Lukaku Everton 2014-2015 10 105 42 2 36 2,875
Romelu Lukaku Everton 2015-2016 4 19 9 1 7 606

Lukaku a big star for Everton, now and in the future

While the record may not sound all that impressive, when you take into consideration Lukaku’s age, it becomes just that.

Given he is only 22, his current tally means he has been averaging 15 goals a season, a decent tally for someone so young and still developing.

That return shows that he clearly has the talent to be a big star in future, and the Toffees will be hoping that he will fulfil that potential them. With those kind of numbers, though, big clubs are sure to come sniffing around once again.

For now, he should be solely focused on continuing to improve and breaking further away from Benteke with more goals over the course of the current campaign.

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