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Courtois backs former Chelsea striker to top goalscoring charts

Thibaut Courtois says Romelu Lukaku has what it takes to earn the Premier League Golden Boot come end of the season.

Thibaut Courtois has backed international team-mate and former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku to claim the Premier League Golden Boot.

The 22-year-old has netted 18 goals in the top flight this season, leaving him third behind Tottenham's Harry Kane and Leicester City's Jamie Vardy, who have scored 21 and 19 goals respectively.

The striker's impressive form has been a major plus point for Everton, who currently sit 12th in the Premier League table, and has even sparked rumours of a £60 million bid from La Liga giants Real Madrid.

Lukaku, who joined Chelsea from Anderlecht when he was just 18, came back to haunt his former employers in the recent FA Cup quarter-final win at Goodison Park, netting a brace past Courtois in a 2-0 victory.

And the goalkeeper is under no doubt that such hype is more than justified, adding there may well be more to come from his fellow countryman.

Speaking to RTBF, the goalkeeper said: “In Belgium, when he played at Anderlecht, everyone said he would become a great player. Maybe we forgot his age, but I have to say that this year, I find him even better than last year.

“I know that considering we played against him last week and he scored two past me in the FA Cup. Romelu feels good and strong. He’s very confident and that’s great for him. I hope he’ll be able to continue like this and win the Golden Boot in the Premier League.”

Meanwhile, preparations for Belgium's clash with Portugal on March 29th in Brussels have been put on hold this week, with the team taking the decision to cancel Tuesday's training session on the back of the recent terrorist attacks in the city.

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