IN the top, it was price ready for.
Chelsea followers might have been stored hanging for eight years to witness Romelu Lukaku’s first ever aim for the Blues at Stamford Bridge, however when it got here, it was pure class.
Romelu Lukaku blasted two targets in opposition to Aston Villa and is already trying like worth for cashCredit score: Getty
His second aim wasn’t too shabby both.
The Belgian striker seems to be already justifying his hefty £97.5million price ticket after making it two targets in three Premier League appearances to assist Thomas Tuchel’s group into second place.
They’re behind Manchester United solely on targets scored.
Lukaku’s second residence debut, and first look in a navy blue shirt on the Bridge since August 2013, was fairly uneventful other than his wonderful finishes, however then that’s what he will get paid for.
The aim got here within the fifteenth minute when Mateo Kovacic burst out of defence and ran from simply exterior his personal field to the midway line, earlier than selecting out Lukaku on the left fringe of the Villa field with a pinpoint cross.
Lukaku took a contact after which feigned to shoot together with his left foot.
Villa defender Axel Tuanzebe spent each penny shopping for the dummy and ended up on his bottom as Lukaku dragged the ball inside and buried it contained in the close to put up.
It was a surprising option to break his duck, on his 15th appearance at Stamford Bridge.
And Lukaku should have sensed it was coming when he introduced on the eve of the sport he had recovered from a niggling thigh harm and was match to play – after scoring three targets in two World Cup qualifiers through the worldwide break.
Lukaku had a small hand within the second aim and helped to return the praise for Kovacic, placing the Villa defence beneath the stress which led to a mistake from Tyrone Mings that opened the door for Kovacic after 49 minutes.
The final phrase went to Lukaku as he struck once more in harm time.
He collected a cross from the appropriate flank from Cesar Azpilicueta, and from simply contained in the field he used his favoured left foot to fireplace the ball into the roof of the web.
That was greater than sufficient to see off Villa, and Chelsea grew to become solely the second membership, after Manchester United, to win 600 Premier League video games.
You had solely to have a look at the Blues’ bench to see their power in depth, with the likes of Ben Chilwell, Mason Mount, Jorginho and Timo Werner watching from the dugout.
To not point out N’golo Kante who’s injured and Reece James who was suspended.
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Regardless of being topped Champions of Europe final season, Tuchel at all times felt there was one thing lacking from his squad, and he seems to have discovered the lacking piece of the jigsaw in Lukaku.
English soccer is in a greater place with the likes of Lukaku again “home” once more gracing the Premier League.
With Cristiano Ronaldo announcing his return too with two goals for Manchester United earlier in the day, the race for the Golden Boot will solely get higher.
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