Romelu Lukaku: I am inspired by this Chelsea legend
By Matt Farr
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has admitted he draws his inspiration from legendary Chelsea goalscorer Didier Drogba.
Lukaku, 23, was on the scoresheet yet again for the Toffees during their comfortable 3-0 win over West Brom in the Premier League on Saturday.
His 82nd-minute strike was his 20th of the season in all competitions, the third consecutive season that he has hit more than 20 goals.
He later revealed on his personal Twitter account following the victory on Saturday that his footballing role model is none other than former Chelsea team mate, Didier Drogba.
— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) March 11, 2017
Drogba had been the star of the show for years at Stamford Bridge, and his form for the Blues was one of the main reasons why Lukaku couldn’t get regular first-team football at the club.
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The ex-Ivory Coast international, who is currently without a club, netted 104 Premier League goals for the club from 244 appearances.
Lukaku, meanwhile, is on an impressive run of form that has seen him score seven goals in his last five league appearances.
He is currently tied with Harry Kane at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts this season.
The win for Everton puts them within two points of sixth-placed Manchester United, who are not in action in the Premier League until March 19.
In other Everton news, here is how the players were rated during their West Brom victory.