Lukaku is the 20th in all-time scoring charts in the Premier League, scoring 118 goals in 265 appearances. Not bad for a man not many can seem to figure out within their squad.
This is more goals than Premier League winners like Ian Wright and ironically, Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, and he even has a better goals-to-game record than the Ivory Coast man. Furthermore, should Lukaku net a further 10 goals in this season, which is still extremely possible and likely if he gets back into the side, he will move into the 14th all-time top scorer and ahead of the likes of Steven Gerrard, Dwight Yorke, Nicolas Anelka, Robbie Keane, and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbnaink, while Jamie Vardy is currently just nine ahead of him too.
Considering he came into the league at a young age, whilst not always being on a great team, spending four years at Everton and a year at West Brom, this record is quite remarkable. Lukaku’s best season in the Premier League was the 2016/17 campaign where he scored 25 goals in 37 appearances for Everton, and he was only beaten to the Golden Boot when Harry Kane incredibly scored six goals in his final three games of the season, which included a hat-trick away to Hull City.
This secured him a £75m move to Manchester United, which is where the questions began to start on just how good or bad he actually is. But, this is exactly our point: that season he outscored Diego Costa in a title-winning team, Alexis Sanchez who had the best season of his career, Sergio Aguero and Zlatlan Ibrahimovic.