The Belgium striker’s second debut gave a glimpse of what to expect this season, albeit against a weak defence that made it too easy

Once he had been confirmed in the starting XI, did anybody doubt that Romelu Lukaku would score against Arsenal on Sunday? Was there anybody who thought, “You know what? I think Arsenal might come up with a viable plan to stop him?” Lukaku had scored on his debut for each of the other five clubs he had played for; he required a second debut to score for Chelsea, but from kick-off on Sunday it only ever felt a matter of time.

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