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Thomas Tuchel suggested Romelu Lukaku gives Chelsea “another dimension” after the club’s £97.5m striker scored on his first appearance after re-signing in Sunday’s 2-0 cruise at Arsenal.

That defeat intensified the already considerable pressure on a defiant Mikel Arteta, whose side – admittedly weakened by Covid – have not only lost their first two games of the season but are still to score a goal.

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