The striker picked up a toe injury in last weekend's win over Middlesbrough, was substituted with 25 minutes to go and subsequently left out of the EFL Cup tie on Tuesday evening.
Ronald Koeman told the media at his pre-match press conference at Finch Farm this afternoon that Lukaku had a separate training session from the main group today and that he expects the Belgian to train as normal tomorrow morning.
"If that happens he is fit for the weekend," Koeman said before confirming that there are no injury concerns over Phil Jagielka was merely rested against the Canaries.
He wouldn't be drawn over talk of a contract extension for Lukaku, insisting that it was not his job but that of the club's hierarchy to sort out with his agent.
The manager also gave updates on Darron Gibson and James McCarthy who are both working their way back from groin surgery.
GIbson isn't scheduled to resume running until next week but McCarthy has already resumed light training and should be ready to return, presumably after the upcoming international break.
Koeman had no further updates on Muhamed Besic who continues his rehabilitation following an operation to repair an anterior cruciate ligament injury sustained in pre-season.
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1 Posted 22/09/2016 at 14:39:44
2 Posted 22/09/2016 at 14:53:00
3 Posted 22/09/2016 at 15:02:19
4 Posted 22/09/2016 at 15:06:08
Steklenburg; Coleman, Jags, Williams, Baines; Gana Gueye, Barry; Bolasie, Barkley, Mirallas; Lukaku
5 Posted 22/09/2016 at 15:29:20
6 Posted 22/09/2016 at 16:31:14
Oh joy, a 19-year-old comes in and scores 20 goals. It has happened before (not to us) and will happen again. Knowing our luck, it will be someone we just released.
7 Posted 22/09/2016 at 17:55:33
8 Posted 22/09/2016 at 18:00:39
9 Posted 22/09/2016 at 18:14:21
10 Posted 22/09/2016 at 18:46:16
11 Posted 22/09/2016 at 19:06:29
12 Posted 22/09/2016 at 20:22:30
13 Posted 22/09/2016 at 20:27:36
Everything I have read and seen suggests Valencia could be a similar player but would need to play with Lukaku or a similar striker.
14 Posted 22/09/2016 at 21:10:57
I know it's early to judge Valencia, but he looked like a little kid playing against men against Norwich. We need to lean to play to his strengths, play him in on goal using his speed, not use him to hold the ball up or we might aswel use a child.
Kone is much stronger if we just want someone to bring others into play, he also has a very decent first touch.
Niasse can't be as bad as he looks, surely to god. But if he is then best we start looking at our U23, U21 and U18 squad for something different.
Hopefully we can get a decent lead early on and take Rom off accordingly, wrap him up in cotton wool.
15 Posted 22/09/2016 at 21:27:49
We have some good midfielders and a couple of good strikers that could be blooded. We already know what the fringe players can't do (the Norwich game just underlined it) so we should give them a chance. Lukaku was given his chance with WBA and us at a tender age so there doesn't seem any reason not to.
16 Posted 23/09/2016 at 00:29:51
17 Posted 23/09/2016 at 06:01:30
18 Posted 23/09/2016 at 09:02:25