ROMELU LUKAKU led the line for Chelsea in a confident 2-0 win over Arsenal.
Only 14 minutes into his second Blues debut, the Belgian striker registered his first-ever goal in a Chelsea shirt.
Reece James set up the first and scored the second himself to round off the scoring in something of a cruise for Thomas Tuchel’s side at Emirates Stadium.
Here, SunSport’s Simon Phillips delivers his verdicts on the Blues’ stars from Sunday’s win.
Edouard Mendy – 8
The goalkeeper had a quiet first-half but his distribution was very good. He was brilliant at mopping up anything that came through to him and made a few decent saves in the second-half.
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Reece James – 8
He first assisted Lukaku for the opening goal, then he scored the second of the game with a beautiful and composed finish in the box.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 9
Excellent defensive performance from the captain and he was influential with Chelsea in possession going forward as well. He was absolutely colossal at the back.
Andreas Christensen – 9
Calm once again at the heart of the Chelsea defence and didn’t give anything away, some intelligent defending and controlling of the backline.
Antonio Rudiger – 8
The German was well up for this game as always and his pace was very useful against Nicolas Pepe, largely containing any real threats they had. He was also in a couple of small scuffles winding up the Arsenal players which was great.
Marcos Alonso – 8
He was fantastic for Chelsea as he continues to prove his worth for the club and keep Ben Chilwell out of the starting line-up, but he once again showed why with a great all round wing-back performance.
Mateo Kovacic – 8
Really good all round performance as Chelsea’s ball carrier from deep, his contributions going forward setting up attacks was excellent, and his recovery play was also good. He played a beautiful pass through to James to cross for Lukaku’s first goal.
Jorginho – 8
So so good under pressure, receiving the ball from deep and helping Chelsea play out, keep possession and, not only that, but controlling it throughout as well.
Kai Havertz – 8
Looked really dangerous every time he got the ball, always looking for that decisive final pass or helping set up a goal. He was on fire just like Lukaku and Mount.
Mason Mount – 9
Hungry, full of energy, and a real menace to the Arsenal defence linking up so well with his strike partners Lukaku and Havertz.
Romelu Lukaku – 10
What a debut for the record-signing, Lukaku scored the opener after helping create it, and he was just far too hot and physical for the Arsenal defence to handle.
They had no clue how to deal with him and he was the absolute difference for Chelsea at the top end, helping them finish off all their good possession and chances.
N’Golo Kante – 8
Really added the stability Chelsea needed to see the game out.
Hakim Ziyech – N/A
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Source: The Sun