Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea for an eye-catching €115 million fee last week. The Belgium international could make his debut this weekend against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
In his home debut, Romelu Lukaku scored a brace asChelsea beat Aston Villa 3-0 at Stamford Bridge
. The Belgian scored the match’s opener in the 15th-minute and then completed a brace with a goal in the second-half’s stoppage time.
I've waited. It's been my dream since I was 11. I've worked hard for this moment,"
"It's a childhood dream for me. I'm very happy to be in this situation, but the work has to keep going."
Explaining his precision with his finishing touches, Chelsea’s €115 million signing toldSky Sports
"Playing in Italy, I was playing in a league where I would have one or two chances in a game and I had to take them.
"With the experience and the hard work and my team-mates understanding me, I'm very happy with the situation I'm in."
opening goal saw him show quick feet to get past
, his former Manchester United teammate, before finishing in style. The 28-year-old explained that gave him the know-how when it came to stepping inside the defender's challenge.
"I've played with Tuanzebe back in the day and he knows I'm left-footed,"
On his second goal, he added:
"The contact was good. I hit it cleanly and the touch was good.
"I got it out of my feet quickly. That's just work, a lot of finishing day-in and day-out. That's just pure training."
, felt others could have done better with chances for the hosts but had no complaints about Lukaku. He told his post-match conference:
"He is full of confidence and totally aware of what he's going to do, what he wants to do.
"He is absolutely confident to score and that helped us a lot."
"I'm happy because we escaped with a perfect result on a perfect evening for our striker.”