Romelu Lukaku the perfect striker, says teammate Gerard Deulofeu

The Everton duo have been key players in Roberto Martinez's side this season.

Everton winger Gerard Deulofeu has told the club’s official website that Romelu Lukaku is now the perfect striker.

The Belgian has been in fine form this season for the Blues, with 14 goals in all competitions.

Deulofeu has been essential to that form, as he has quickly built a deadly partnership with Everton’s first choice forward.

The Spaniard has contributed 10 assists so far this season, over half of which have been for Lukaku goals.

And he says playing with such a good player makes it much easier for him.

“When you play with other good players, it so much easier,” Deulofeu told evertontv.

“Whenever I get the ball, I look for Rom. Sometimes we will work on it in training, but it is natural. For me, he is the perfect striker.”

“I tell him "go to the first [near] post", because when I put in a cross between the defence and the keeper in the middle, it is perfect for him.”

After a solid start to the season, Everton will be eyeing a place in Europe come the end of the campaign, with Deulofeu and Lukaku sure to be key to any continental hopes.

Roberto Martinez’s side are currently ninth in the table with 22 points from 15 games so far.

That leaves them four points adrift of Tottenham, who currently sit in fifth, but only a point behind Crystal Palace in sixth.

The Champions League places are further away, with Manchester City and Manchester United on 29 points each, although given the open nature of the league, that is not an insurmountable gap.

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