Chelsea began the defence of their Champions League title on a winning note following the slim victory over Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg. The Blues emerged as the reigning Champions League winners thanks to the slender 1-0 victory over Premier League holders Manchester City in the final of the competition last season courtesy the first half strike from German national team forward Kai Havertz. Chelsea won their home game against Zenit thanks to the second half header from RomeluLukaku.

Belgian international Lukaku has been in top form since his return to Stamford Bridge in the summer. He returned to Chelsea this summer after a seven-year spell at clubs such as Everton, Manchester United and Inter Milan. RomeluLukaku left the Blues for Everton on a season-long loan deal in the summer of 2013 before the move was made permanent in a £28m deal one year later. He spent three more years as an Everton player before Manchester United paid £75m for his services in 2017. Inter Milan then signed Lukaku for a fee believed to be around £74m two years ago. The Belgian national team all-time record goalscorer spent two years each at Manchester United and Inter Milan before sealing a move back to Chelsea in a £97m deal. (more…)

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