Lukaku shines as Chelsea Defeat Aston Villa in Premier League Cracker
- Chelsea vs Aston Villa saw Romelu Lukaku continue his sensational run in the English Premier League
- The Belgian grabbed a brace in the encounter while Mateo Kovacic was also on the score-sheet for the hosts
- Aston Villa proved they were no pushovers during the encounter, but Thomas Tuchel's side claimed all three points
Chelsea continued their impressive start to this Premier League campaign following their 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, September 11.
It was fight to finish at Stamford Bridge, but despite the formidable opposition, the Blues claimed all three points.
Summer signing Romelu Lukaku grabbed a brace in the encounter, with Mateo Kovacic also getting on the score sheet.
Chelsea had to battle for the victory as the Blues found their way up the left as Kovacic got the ball through to Antonio Rudiger. The German defender struck in a shot and earned his side a corner in the very first minute.
Ten minutes later, Callum Hudson-Odoi's corner curled close to Jed Steer and it bounced off the floor, onto Ezri Konsa's knee and onto the crossbar.
And in the 15th minute, the resurgent Lukaku opened the scoring with a delightful finish.
It was all about Metteo Kovacic, though, who split the Aston Villa defence with a devastating through ball from the halfway line. Lukaku's run gave him plenty of space and he cut back onto his right foot and punished Villa with ease. 1-0 Chelsea.
From then on, the visitors improved their tempo upfront as Matty Cash launched a long one and it bundled, while Tyrone Mings fired in a shot which required a solid save and then a miss-hit from Konsa loops towards goal and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy dealt with it again.
The Blues extended their lead with barely four minutes into the second half after Mateo Kovacic took advantage of Mings' slack pass back.
The Croatian finished off cooly to send the entire Stamford Bridge into haywire as Chelsea lead 2-0.
In stoppage-time, Romelu Lukaku powered a left-footed strike into the top corner to make it 3-0 at full-time.
Arsenal win as Tottenham falter
In the other results, Tottenham succumbed to a late capitulation as Crystal Palace ran out 3-0 winners at Selhurst Park in the early kick-off on Saturday.
Frenchman Odsonne Edouard, a deadline day signing from Celtic, scored twice on his debut to confirm the victory after Wilfried Zaha initially have Palace the lead from the penalty spot.
It was a different case for fellow North Londoners Arsenal who earned their first league win of the season thanks to a solitary Aubameyang goal.
Source: Sports Brief News