Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku scored for the first time at Stamford Bridge when his double sealed a 3-0 win against Aston Villa on Saturday.
Ten years after first playing there, former star player of Manchester United and Everton, Lukaku scored his first goal at Stamford Bridge in his 15th appearance for all of his clubs at the stadium.
After scoring on his second Chelsea debut in the win over Arsenal in August, Lukaku scored three goals from three appearances with some predatory strikes.
Lukaku, who previously played for Chelsea from 2011 to 2014, is back with the Blues after his club record £98million set by Inter Milan in the closing season.
The 28-year-old had never scored for Chelsea’s home fans before, but he ended that drought in the first half to the delight of the 40,000 spectators.
Mateo Kovacic scored Chelsea’s second goal and Lukaku struck again in the closing moments as the European champions took three wins from their first four league games.
Thomas Tuchel’s team are second in the Premier League, behind leaders Manchester United in goals scored.
Chelsea is only the second club after Manchester United to win 600 Premier League games.
Saul Niguez made his Chelsea debut after his transfer on the Atletico Madrid deadline, when Tuchel made six changes from the 1-1 draw at Liverpool before the international break.
There were rare starts for Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech, while Marcos Alonso captained the Blues for the first time.
Despite the heavily changed line-up, Chelsea got off to a lively start.
Tuchel’s men were inches from an early goal when a corner was cleared from the line by Ezri Konsa, the ball bouncing off the crossbar to safety.
They didn’t have to wait long to open the scoring, as Lukaku struck in the 15th minute.
Kovacic played a great through ball towards Lukaku and sprinted into the Villa area, turned in Axel Tuanzebe and drove a fine low finish past Jed Steer.