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Season starts now for Everton


Romelu Lukaku stats show he is one of Premier League's best strikers

Paul Mariner has his doubts as to whether Romelu Lukaku will thrive at Manchester United.
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Only Manchester City's Sergio Aguero and Tottenham's Harry Kane have scored more Premier League goals over the past four seasons than Romelu Lukaku, now bound for Manchester United, has for Everton.

Lukaku's 434 shots since joining Everton on loan in 2013-14 are second most in the Premier League in that time, behind only Aguero.

Meanwhile, his 25 Premier League goals last season were as many as the next eight Everton scorers combined.

What is Lukaku's impact at Everton?

Everton are 35-10-9 (2.1 points per match) when Lukaku scores, but they are 23-35-29 (1.1 points per match) when he does not.

If Everton earned 1.1 points per match for an entire season, they would finish with 42. Last season that would've meant a 14th place finish, eight points above the relegation zone.

Lukaku is Everton's all-time leading scorer in the Premier League, with 68 goals, and is the only player in club history to have a 20-goal season in the league.

He is also one of 12 players in Europe's Top Five leagues with 50 goals and 20 assists during the past four seasons, and one of only three players to do so in the Premier League alongside Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez.

Lukaku has scored the third most goals in four seasons.

How did Lukaku get his goals with Everton?

Inside the box - 65
Outside the box - 3

Left foot - 34
Right foot - 20
Head - 14

1st half - 28
2nd half - 40

Home - 40
Away - 28

Lukaku has enjoyed playing (and scoring) against West Ham (7) and Aston Villa (6) most, while he has also scored five goals against Bournemouth and Sunderland.

Four of those against Bournemouth came in one game in February. He was only one of two Premier League players to score four goals in one game last season -- the other was Kane, who hit four versus Leicester in the penultimate match.

How do Man United match up?

The last Manchester United player to score 20 goals in a PL season is Robin van Persie, who had 26 in 2012-13.

Lukaku has scored four goals vs. Manchester City since joining Everton; Manchester United as a team have scored seven in that time, and no player has netted more than one goal.

United and Chelsea are the only current Premier League clubs Lukaku has not scored against in his time with Everton.

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