The 21 year-old striker has missed the last two matches with a hamstring injury that he picked up in the win at QPR last month, a consequence his manager said, of fatigue following a busy schedule given Everton's involvement in the Europa League.
Lukaku was rated as 50-50 for Saturday's 1-1 draw at Swansea and was not deemed fit enough to play but he looks set for a comeback when Burnley come to Goodison Park this coming weekend.
The short clip on Instagram entitled "Almost ready" shows Lukaku in practice accelerating on goal and scoring with his potent left foot.
View the video on Instagram
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1 Posted 13/04/2015 at 17:02:54
2 Posted 13/04/2015 at 17:05:59
4 Posted 13/04/2015 at 17:41:52
5 Posted 13/04/2015 at 18:46:46
6 Posted 13/04/2015 at 19:10:13
Agent to Rom: I'll make the noises so everyone's watching you for the last X games, earn yourself a move.
If so, it's a canny move to withdraw him on the part of our manager who I think people underestimate for his political and PR nous.
7 Posted 13/04/2015 at 20:50:25
8 Posted 13/04/2015 at 21:06:56
9 Posted 14/04/2015 at 07:47:21
10 Posted 14/04/2015 at 08:55:39
11 Posted 14/04/2015 at 10:06:48
12 Posted 14/04/2015 at 10:24:44
13 Posted 14/04/2015 at 16:04:43
Considering he was playing a lone role I thought Kone did what was asked of him and was involved in many good passing movements, including the goal. Unlike Lukaku and Naismith, his first touch is not a pass to the opposition and, personally, I'm quite happy with him.
14 Posted 14/04/2015 at 19:54:52
15 Posted 14/04/2015 at 21:11:35
Kone suffered because commentator Michael Owen disagreed with one or bits of play around the box. When Kone was linking up play in other areas he said nothing. This lad is better player than people give him credit for and I'll bet Martinez and his team-mates were pleased with his contribution.
Most TWers dislike him, mainly because he came from Wigan; I don't. Nothing new here, I'm afraid. In my corner I state what I see. Not what I imagine. The lad has had a difficult time but loves playing for Everton and will always put in a full shift. He'll never be anything special but I like him.
16 Posted 15/04/2015 at 00:26:03
17 Posted 15/04/2015 at 07:44:49
18 Posted 15/04/2015 at 13:06:27
HeÂs had too many injuries in his career to ever be anything other than what he is Â– limited, with occasional moments of decent play.
HeÂs scored 30 goals in 129 league games since 2007. I think that sums him up.
19 Posted 15/04/2015 at 13:22:13
Ashley Williams is a decent defender but heÂs pretty average in Premier League terms. If you think itÂs understandable that Kone struggles against him, I assume you accept that heÂll struggle against most.
I think James Marshall sums it up pretty well to be honest, KoneÂs not the worst option to have in the squad, but he looks unlikely to get you more than the odd goal. I think heÂs started 5 games and had another 3 or 4 decent sub outings since he last scored and that really isnÂt good enough if we want to be anything more than bottom-half strugglers.
20 Posted 15/04/2015 at 14:00:03
21 Posted 16/04/2015 at 09:02:02
So, not Kone.
22 Posted 16/04/2015 at 22:37:40
A one-in-four return in the league... not too much to get exited about there, is there?
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