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Arsenal 0 -2 : Lukaku lights up the Emirates on Debut

Lukaku returns to the Premier League and Chelsea in style, netting his first goal against London rivals Arsenal to assist the Blues to a 2-0 victory in Super Sunday’s Premier League battle, putting them equal on points and goal difference with Liverpool at the top of the table.

The Belgium international returned to Chelsea for a club-record fee of £97.5 million and scored in just 15 minutes at the Emirates Stadium, tapping in from a well-drilled low drive cross down the right wing from Chelsea right back Recce James, who doubled his side’s lead before half-time as Thomas Tuchel’s men also hit the crossbar through a Lukaku header.

Arsenal’s lone genuine chance came around the hour mark squandered by Rob Holding, leaving Mikel Arteta’s team in the bottom half of the standings after two games without a win.

Lukaku held up play perfectly , before unleashing James down the right flank, and converted from inside the six-yard box after his teammate teed him up.

After being left in plenty of space down the right, James thumped a shot past the Arsenal No 1 at the finish of a fluid play to go from creator to scorer 20 minutes later.

After his lead extending goal right back James was involved in a major incident tripping Bukayo Saka shortly before halftime, but VAR agreed with referee Paul Tierney’s decision not to award a penalty.

Early in the second half, Arsenal looked a little more energetic, with Edouard Mendy saving a deflected Saka shot and Holding sending a clear header wide from six yards.

Chelsea, on the other hand, came closest to adding to the score with a Lukaku header from seven yards.

However, Tuchel’s side appears to be in good shape heading into the new season after a three-goal victory over Crystal Palace in the season’s opening fixtures, preceded by a champions league and Super Cup trophies and the recent acquisition of a prolific hitman who was instrumental in Antiono Conte’s Serie A victory last season.

It might be too early in the season to determine if they’ll win the Premier League or not, but we won’t be wrong if we claim they have all it takes compete.

The blues, on the other hand, face a tough test next Saturday when they travel to Liverpool, who are potential championship challengers, while Arsenal visit to champions Manchester City after facing West Brom in the EFL Cup in midweek

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