After two draws in a row, Chelsea returned to victory on Boxing Day this Sunday at Aston Villa (1-3). Not without a decisive Lukaku.
The season of Romelu Lukaku is it finally launched, while Chelsea was playing this Sunday – Boxing Day – as part of the 19e Premier League lift, the last of the first leg? Not spared by injuries and even recently affected by the coronavirus, the Belgian striker who returned to the Blues this summer has cracked a noticeable entry into play on the lawn ofAston Villa.
At the break of this meeting, Thomas Tuchel’s men competed with difficulty with their hosts, relaunched by a penalty of Jorginho (34e) after the opening of the unfortunate score of James against his camp (28e). Put into action after the locker room, the former Inter scorer was quick to show off, with an angry head perfectly adjusted to give his team the advantage (1-2, 56e).
Chelsea picks up Liverpool
At the very end of the game, while the Birmingham club were still threatening, the same Lukaku, all powerful and now credited with four achievements this season in the league, obtained a penalty, this time transformed again by Jorginho (1-3, 90e+3). Here is Chelsea provisionally back to the tune of Liverpool, who could not play against Leeds this Sunday because of the many cases of covid-19 deplored within the squad of the Peacocks. Six lengths behind the leader Manchester City who earlier had inflicted a set on Leicester (6-3).