RomeluLukaku marked his second debut for Chelsea with a goal as the Blues made an early statement in the title race with a 2-0 away win over Arsenal. Paul Tierney was the Premier League referee as Lukaku scored the opening goal of the game to set Chelsea on their way to a good win over the Gunners.

Lukaku is back at Chelsea several years after leaving following his £98m acquisition this month. He had been at Inter Milan for the last two years. The Belgian international was the main man under Antonio Conte as the Nerazzuri won the league title last season.

RomeluLukakuleft Chelsea in 2013 and he was in the Premier League until two years ago when he left Manchester United to sign for Inter Milan.

For the London Derby clash between Arsenal and Chelsea, Premier League referee Paul Tierney waved away a strong penalty appeal from the Gunners. At the point of the penalty appeal in the first half, Arsenal were losing 2-0. The appeal was made after England international Bukayo Saka went down under a challenge from international teammate Reece James.

Chelsea scored through Lukaku off the assist from James for the first goal of the game before the England international right-back added a second goal for the visitors. The Blues were able to take a two-goal advantage into the break.

The Blues had chances to extend their lead in the second half but they could not convert them. Lukaku had a chance to add his brace in the second half before he was stopped by Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno. The German saved the header from Lukakuwith the ball destined for the back of the net.

Premier League referee Tierney took charge of his second game in the new season with the London Derby encounter involving Arsenal and Chelsea.

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