Chelsea defeated Arsenal on Sunday; elsewhere Tottenham came out as victors at Wolves, and Manchester United managing a draw against Southampton. Lukaku was making his debut following his €115 million (€97m) move from Inter. It only took the Belgium international 15 minutes to find the back of the net, after another poor and disastrous defending from Arsenal.
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The Englishman Reece James doubled the lead on the 35th minute from a delicious Mason Mount pass.
Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea win simply means that are now joint top of the table with six points together with Liverpool, Brighton and Tottenham. At the same time, the misfiring Gunners are joint-bottom with no points and Mikel Arteta’s side is yet to score a Premier League goal.
In the early kick-off, Tottenham also made it two wins in a row to the start of the Premier League season.
The North London side went on to beat Wolves at the Molineux, and thumbs up to a Dele Alli perfect penalty.
Harry Kane, who wants to leave Tottenham for Manchester City, came on as a replacement for the final 18 minutes and squandered an excellent opportunity to make it 2-0.
Lukaku Hails his performance for Chelsea
When Sky Sports asked Romelu Lukaku how he felt about his personal performance for Chelsea in their win over Arsenal, he responded simply: “Dominant.”
Signing a club record Lukaku was a standout performer for the west Londoners in their 2-0 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates on Super Sunday.
Lukaku scored his first goal for the club nearly ten years after making his debut, tapping home from close range from Reece James’ ball across the face of goal (15) after the Belgian’s outstanding hold-up play had initiated the move.
Sky Sports’ Gary Neville awarded Lukaku the man of the match award, hailing his 90 minutes as the “complete centre-forward performance”.
When asked to describe his own performance, Lukaku said: “Dominant, I would say. I try to improve every time, I have a long way to go, but today was good to win and to start well.
Arsenal travel to West Bromwich Albion in the Carabao Cup second round on Wednesday. Arteta’s side will have to fight and get the momentum before they face Manchester City on Saturday at Etihad stadium.