One of Chelsea’s biggest problems last season was finding a player who could be relied upon to break the deadline in a tight game, so that’s exactly why they went all-out to bring Romelu Lukaku back to the club.
Russian side Zenit had done a solid job of keeping it tight tonight, but Lukaku showed that he can make the difference in situations like these as he produced a deadly header to make it 1-0:
The forward bags his first-ever #UCL goal for Chelsea! ?
It's been a tricky evening for Blues but they finally break the deadlock… pic.twitter.com/V5jRRUR3QQ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 14, 2021
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It’s the perfect header with power and direction to prevent the keeper from saving it, and it’s just what Chelsea needed