The return of Romelu Lukaku to his former club is the kind of emotional story any sports reporter wants

The Belgian striker, back with Chelsea, delivered and more during his (second) debut, writes Ben Burrows

Tuesday 24 August 2021 00:01
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<p>Lukaku gestures toward Chelsea supporters at the end of Sunday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal </p>

Lukaku gestures toward Chelsea supporters at the end of Sunday’s 2-0 win over Arsenal

If there’s one thing you can always count on in football, it’s a striker scoring on his debut.

When that debut comes against an already ailing Arsenal, you can virtually take it to the bank.

So when Romelu Lukaku, fresh from his big-money return to Chelsea – the club he left back in 2014 – was named in the starting 11 against the Gunners on Sunday, you could almost guarantee he would be finding the back of the net on his second first outing for them.

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