Belgium are heavily fancied to go far at this year's World Cup but with Christian Benteke injured, Marc Wilmots will be relying heavily on Romelu Lukaku to get the goals. Simeon Gholam takes a look at the powerful front man.
It's not often that a team who have failed to qualify for a major tournament in over a decade are so heavily fancied for World Cup glory, but such has been the recent meteoric rise of Belgian football that they are more than capable of making a real splash in Brazil.
With names like Eden Hazard, Axel Witsel and Moussa Dembele on their roster, manager Marc Wilmots appears to have something of a veritable golden generation at his disposal.
But it is Romelu Lukaku who will carry the brunt of the nation's hopes and dreams on his young shoulders this summer as his main rival for the forward berth, Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, has already been ruled out through injury.
Lukaku was something of an early starter in his career, making his Anderlecht debut just 11 days after his 16th birthday in 2009.
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After two years, 98 appearances and 41 goals, he was picked up by Chelsea in 2011 as a long term replacement for Didier Drogba, but struggled to make an impact in his first campaign.
Overlooked and undervalued at his parent club, the youngster spent last season on loan at West Brom, scoring an impressive 17 Premier League goals, and can currently be found enhancing his reputation on Merseyside, where his impressive performances at Everton have returned 14 goals in all competitions.
At international level his goalscoring record is not quite as impressive, with just the five goals to his name from 27 caps, but he is still just 20 years of age.
Heading to Brazil he should benefit from the knowledge that, bar injury, he will certainly be leading the attack, having spent much of the past couple of seasons being rotated with, or shoehorned in alongside, Benteke.
A relatively straightforward opening game against Algeria should help Belgium, and Lukaku, ease back into World Cup life before facing the slightly sterner challenges of Russia and South Korea.
With the creative presences of Hazard, as well as the likes of Napoli's Dries Mertens and Porto's Steven Defour playing in behind him, it is highly unlikely that he will be short of the kind of service that will give him the opportunity to impress on the biggest stage of all.