Romelu Lukaku storms the Emirates with a colossal display for Chelsea
It was Chelsea's new debutant who was on the headlines in the game against Arsenal. Romelu Lukaku made an instant impact on his debut against Arsenal. In this article, we dissect and analyze the complete stats of Romelu Lukaku vs Arsenal.
Romelu Lukaku who re-joined Chelsea from Inter-Milan in a staggering club-record fee of £97.5 million was in the spotlight after his opening game against Arsenal.
When asked about his performance, Lukaku told Sky Sports: "Dominant, I would say. I try to improve every time, I have a long way to go but today was good to win. We have to win and keep going, the Premier League is a very competitive league.
"You saw a lot, not only from me but the team adapted really well and they made life very comfortable for me and I was not stressed coming into the game. I only had one thing on my mind, winning the game and I am delighted for the club and fans."
Most eyeballs were focused on Lukaku ahead of the London Derby who was making his debut for his second stint at Chelsea. The Blues weren’t clinical in front of goal last season as they were lacking a No. 9 up-front, however, Lukaku’s signing may fill those boots now.
Nonetheless, Romelu Lukaku put a brilliant performance vs Arsenal he was everywhere on the other side of the half, he made Arsenal defenders look like schoolboys.
Before tapping in his first goal for Chelsea from a Reece James low cross, the Belgian brought down Arsenal defender Mari to the ground in a physical duel before tapping home.
He also contributed in the build-up to Reece James’ goal before half-time which was Chelsea's second of the game.
Chris Sutton was impressed by Lukaku’s game vs Arsenal, he said ‘With Romelu Lukaku in place, Thomas Tuchel’s side are now very serious contenders for the Premier League title”.
“You wondered how sharp Lukaku would be on his return to London, but it looks like he is up to speed straight away”.
‘He bullied Pablo Mari – it was such a mismatch that it looked as though Lukaku was playing against a 12-year-old”.
Romelu Lukaku complete stats vs Arsenal
|Romelu Lukaku stats vs Arsenal|
|Minutes Played||90 mins|
|Touches in opponent’s box||11|
|Big chance created||1|
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