Burnley FC have twice before entered the realms of the Premier League, though twice have shortly departed from the upper echelons of the English football hierarchy. They were considered by many as an outstanding championship outfit; more than capable of competing in the top flight, though not quite of the calibre to maintain their status as a Premier League team.
The Premier League is often earmarked for its unpredictability, its competitiveness and above all the pure sporting spectacle the league offers to viewers around the world. The 2016/17 season has been no different, though as March dawns there is a notable early run-away leader at the top of the Premier League table, and that team is Chelsea FC.
Upon becoming Anderlecht’s youngest debutant aged just 16 in 2006, Romelu Lukaku had begun to pave the way for a trajectory of success many would consider to be relatively unprecedented.
A target man with so much more to his game, this is a player who has amassed 136 career goals by the mere age of 23. For the sake of comparison, this is bettered only by Neymar and Messi, and places Lukaku above the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney. This is the calibre of the young Belgian.