Romelu Lukaku explains his recent upturn in form

Everton star Lukaku has scored 13 goals in 18 games this season.

Lukaku has been one of the most fearsome strikers in the Premier League this season, and he has told HLN that his improvement in form is due to the fact he is now playing a free role under Roberto Martinez.

When asked why his goalscoring has recently improved, Lukaku said: “It's because I get a free role at Everton. I do everything on instinct and I can actually score with the head, with the left foot, with the right foot, far [from goal] and in the short space.”

Lukaku, 22, has scored 13 goals in just 18 games this season, rising to prominence in an Everton team who have been performing so well this term.

Although he started the season slowly, with just two goals in his first six league appearances, he has since gone on a run of consistent scoring, netting in both league and League Cup fixtures.

And for Lukaku, he has explained that the new free role he is playing under Martinez is the reason for his improved form.

He is no longer constrained to being just a finisher, or just a physical force in the final third, but Martinez has the rest of his team supporting Lukaku to do whatever he wants in the final third.

He is the focal point of a fluid attack, and in Gerard Deulofeu, Ross Barkley and Arouna Kone, the Toffees have a front four which can deal with any situation. They can counter attack with pace and energy, but also posses the guile to break down a tough defence, and they are one of the most fearsome attacking units in the entire division.

There have been doubts about Martinez, as well as Lukaku, in recent months due to their struggles last season, but both have shown this term that they are perfectly suited to be working together as the Merseyside club look to get back into the Champions League.

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