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Lukaku developing his all-round game

Belgian becoming a complete forward

Everton v Crystal Palace - Premier League
Romelu Lukaku celebrates with Ronald Koeman
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Romelu Lukaku scored the first and set up Ross Barkley for the second as Everton beat West Ham 2-0 at Goodison Park.

The NBC Sports crew discuss the evolution of the Belgian player into a more complete forward in this video. Lukaku has scored seven times and has three assists in ten games this season and has taken a more active role this season under Ronald Koeman.

In Koeman’s pressing system, a lot more is asked of the striker role than he has been used to in the past, but Lukaku has been applying himself more too, getting involved in shutting down defenders trying to play the ball out.

He’s even been dropping further towards midfield to provide an outlet when the Blues are developing play from defence and the midfield.

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It’s looking pretty clear that Koeman’s tactical plans are bringing the best out of Lukaku early in the season, but there’s still a long way to go in the year.