Following their 3-0 win on Saturday over West Brom, Everton are now seven points ahead of their opponents and have a chance to overhaul Manchester United, two points ahead with two games in hand.
He told reporters: "If Ross is judged on today's performance, he will be selected".
That was exactly what Lukaku did in the build up to his team's first two goals as Everton's dangerman pulled out to the right before feeding passes inside during moves that led to Kevin Mirallas and then Morgan Schneiderlin scoring.
Ronald Koeman's self-confidence must have been through the roof - praising the Blues' strike force as a collective who will "always score goals", explaining that his side "have those sorts of players".
"It was a little bit hard in the beginning to create and we knew we would get a lot of possession, but we had some difficulties". "We had the control and domination in the game and we had good football in moments".
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That was quickly added to by a second before the break as Koeman's side entered the interval in charge.
WEST BROM: Foster 5, Dawson 6, McAuley 6, Evans 5, Nyom 4, Livermore 5, Yacob 5, Fletcher 5, Chadli 5, McClean 4, Robson-Kanu 5. The best thing, in my opinion, was the way we brought a lot of attention to how we needed to defend set pieces with how many tall players they had. "I think Mr Lai is over the the Arsenal game as well - and all the Chinese contigent".
"We had a lot of ball possession and it was hard to create in the beginning".
"He's a player who has every quality to be one day one of the greatest players in England".
Koeman thinks that would represent a degree of success this season after back-to-back 11th-placed finishes under predecessor Roberto Martinez.