Arsenal tormented as Lukaku puts Chelsea’s goal in unprecedented range
Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku has said his goal in his second debut for Chelsea was the best goal of his Premier League career.
Belgian international had an instant impact upon his return aux Bleus at the Emirates Stadium. In fact, it only took him 15 minutes to readjust to the English elite. His goal set the tone for a strong afternoon for Thomas Tuchel’s men, but sour for Mikel Arteta’s team.
Lukaku’s goal was also a statement. He scored over 100 Premier League goals at the age of 28, but none of them have come for Chelsea.
Instead, they were loaned by Stamford Bridge to Everton and West Brom, as well as Manchester United.
As such, instantly proving himself for Chelsea in the top flight marked a special moment for Lukaku.
He said be in sports: “Yes, this one was the best [Premier League goal] for me.
“You know how moving it was today. This one is the best of the bunch. Obviously it was just a tap-in but the build-up was nice so for me this one was the best.
“It took me about five minutes to understand the movements of my teammates but I asked a lot of questions. To be honest, this group is very, very talented and hungry.
“It was easy for me to fit in because I played that way with the Belgian national team. The coach prepared us well and we came in with confidence and got a good result.
Lukaku scored his goal in a way that earned him a reputation as one of Europe’s deadliest strikers.
He held the ball, allowing his teammates to advance while dragging the defenders towards him. Then, after dropping the ball, he pushed his way into the box and hit Reece James’ cross.
However, he caused Arsenal even more chaos throughout the game and Lukaku had a straightforward verdict for his display.
Lukaku hails Chelsea display
“Dominant, I would say. I try to improve every time, I have a long way to go, but today it was good to win and to start well, ”said the Belgian in a separate interview with Air sports.
“Now we have to keep working, building and getting stronger because the Premier League is a very competitive league. We are up to the challenge and we hope we can improve.
“You want to work hard for the team, you want to win, you want to score your chances. It’s something that I learned and worked on really hard, and I keep working on it because this team is very talented.
“They are the European champions but they want to continue building, I want to continue to win. We have to keep fighting, work hard and keep delivering performances like this. “
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel – who worked with Lukaku for the first time in his coaching career on Sunday – said he felt “curious” to see how the striker fitted into his squad.
In his post-match reaction, the manager praised the performance of his star man.
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