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Lukaku too hot: Tough 45 minutes for Arsenal’s defence

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Lukaku scores for Chelsea against Arsenal

Lukaku scores for Chelsea against Arsenal

A really difficult opening 45 minutes for Arsenal’s defence; Romelu Lukaku really has had them on strings.

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The Belgian striker, who is making his second debut for Chelsea, needed only 15 minutes to make his mark.

He scored the Blues’ opener with a simple close-range finish from Reece James, who then struck a second to finish a fine move from Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Arsenal had a good shout for a penalty turned down after James collided with Bukayo Saka, but nothing was given and VAR upheld that decision.

Chelsea now lead with 2 goals at halftime.

Speaking about Lukaku before the game, Tuchel said:

“We signed him to play, we didn’t sign him to come off the bench. He trained quite a lot in Italy and he started individually when he came to us and joined the team last weekend.”

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