Romelu Lukaku scored his first-ever Chelsea goal on his return to the club after almost a decade. The former Manchester United and West Brom striker scored the opener in the London derby clash as Thomas Tuchel’s team deservedly beat Arsenal.
Romelu Lukaku Scores on his Debut for Chelsea
Lukaku, who was at Chelsea as a teenager, started at the Emirates after his £97.5m signing from Inter Milan and looks to have given the Blues an ominous new dimension. His hold-up and link-up play caused Arsenal problems all day – and the Belgian duly gave them the lead.
The player was in the build-up and then moved from close range into an empty net from Reece James’ pass. James later doubled the lead as Chelsea’s head into the halftime break with a 2-0 lead. Lukaku almost made it 3-0, but Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Len tipped his header onto the bar.
Chelsea is now topping the table with two wins in two games while Arsenal moves down to the 19th place position as they have lost two games in a row. Chelsea will be playing Liverpool next while Arsenal face champions Manchester City.