Romelu Lukaku reached double figures for Premier League goals this season as free-scoring Everton put Bournemouth to the sword in the first half of their clash at the Vitality Stadium this afternoon.
After Ramiro Funes Mori broke the deadlock on 25 minutes with his first Toffees goal, Lukaku found the net for the fourth league game in a row by firing right into the top corner from a tight angle.
The Belgian striker, signed from Chelsea for £28m in 2014 as BBC Sport reports, now has 10 top-flight goals this campaign and has only been outscored by Leicester City record-breaker Jamie Vardy.
That is more than double the combined tally of Chelsea’s trio of current strikers – Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy – who have only managed four between them in the Blues’ disastrous start.
Lukaku moved to Stamford Bridge as a teenager in 2011 but was never given a fair crack at the first team despite prolific loan spells at Everton and West Bromwich Albion – making just one league start.
Jose Mourinho is lining up Antonie Griezmann or Gonzalo Higuain to sharpen up his attack according to The Independent, but surely would not have needed to had he retained the services of Lukaku.
Roberto Martinez’s side have very much picked up where they left off against Bournemouth. They had scored 11 goals in their previous three games and are on course to climb to fifth in the table.
Half-time: Bournemouth 0-2 Everton
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