Chelsea 3-0 Aston Villa: Lukaku scores first ever goals at Stamford Bridge as Blues maintain unbeaten start

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Romelu Lukaku celebrates
Romelu Lukaku’s opening goal was his first ever at Stamford Bridge on his 15th appearance at the stadium

Romelu Lukaku scored his first ever goals at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea beat Aston Villa to maintain their unbeaten start.

Lukaku kissed the club badge as he celebrated his opener in front of Blues fans after beating Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer on his 15th appearance at the stadium overall.

The Belgian’s clinical finish through Steer’s legs came from a precise pass from Mateo Kovacic inside his own half.

Dean Smith’s side created plenty of chances after conceding and managed four shots on target, but could not find a way past Blues goalkeeper Edouard Mendy.

Villa were punished for their wasted chances when Kovacic doubled Chelsea’s lead early in the second half with a first-time finish into the bottom corner from Tyrone Mings’ weak back pass.

Lukaku sealed the win for Chelsea in injury time with a powerful finish down from the edge of the box.

The victory takes Thomas Tuchel’s side up to second – level on points and goal difference with leaders Manchester United – and sees the club reach a significant milestone as they become only the second team in Premier League history to reach 600 wins in the competition (Man Utd have 689).

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Starting XI

  1. Squad number16Player nameMendy

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  2. Squad number14Player nameChalobah

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  3. Squad number6Player nameThiago Silva

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  4. Squad number2Player nameRüdiger

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  5. Squad number20Player nameHudson-Odoi

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  6. Squad number8Player nameKovacic

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  7. Squad number17Player nameSaúl

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  8. Squad number3Player nameAlonso

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  9. Squad number22Player nameZiyech

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  10. Squad number29Player nameHavertz

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  11. Squad number9Player nameLukaku

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  1. Squad number5Player nameJorginho

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  2. Squad number11Player nameWerner

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  3. Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta

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Aston Villa

Starting XI

  1. Squad number12Player nameSteer

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  2. Squad number2Player nameCash

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  3. Squad number4Player nameKonsa

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  4. Squad number16Player nameTuanzebe

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  5. Squad number5Player nameMings

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  6. Squad number3Player nameTargett

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  7. Squad number41Player nameRamsey

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  8. Squad number6Player nameDouglas Luiz

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  9. Squad number7Player nameMcGinn

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  10. Squad number20Player nameIngs

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  11. Squad number11Player nameWatkins

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  1. Squad number15Player nameTraoré

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  2. Squad number19Player nameNakamba

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  3. Squad number31Player nameBailey

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Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Mendy
  • 14Chalobah
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 20Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forWernerat 82′minutes
  • 8Kovacic
  • 17SaúlSubstituted forJorginhoat 45′minutes
  • 3AlonsoBooked at 61mins
  • 22Ziyech
  • 29HavertzSubstituted forAzpilicuetaat 64′minutes
  • 9Lukaku


  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 4Christensen
  • 5Jorginho
  • 11Werner
  • 12Loftus-Cheek
  • 18Barkley
  • 19Mount
  • 21Chilwell
  • 28Azpilicueta

Aston Villa

Formation 5-3-2

  • 12Steer
  • 2Cash
  • 4Konsa
  • 16Tuanzebe
  • 5MingsBooked at 28mins
  • 3TargettBooked at 90mins
  • 41RamseyBooked at 8minsSubstituted forBaileyat 56′minutes
  • 6Douglas LuizSubstituted forNakambaat 80′minutes
  • 7McGinnBooked at 90mins
  • 20IngsSubstituted forTraoréat 69′minutes
  • 11Watkins


  • 8Sanson
  • 15Traoré
  • 18Young
  • 19Nakamba
  • 21El Ghazi
  • 30Hause
  • 31Bailey
  • 35Archer
  • 38Sinisalo

Stuart Attwell

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Chelsea 3, Aston Villa 0.

  2. Second Half ends, Chelsea 3, Aston Villa 0.

  3. Goal! Chelsea 3, Aston Villa 0. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.

  4. John McGinn (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Matt Targett (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Jorginho (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Foul by John McGinn (Aston Villa).

  8. Foul by Timo Werner (Chelsea).

  9. Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Attempt missed. John McGinn (Aston Villa) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  11. Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

  12. Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  13. Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Jorginho.

  14. Attempt blocked. Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution, Chelsea. Timo Werner replaces Callum Hudson-Odoi.

  16. Attempt missed. Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jorginho.

  17. Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Substitution, Aston Villa. Marvelous Nakamba replaces Douglas Luiz.

  19. Offside, Chelsea. Trevoh Chalobah tries a through ball, but Callum Hudson-Odoi is caught offside.

  20. Corner, Aston Villa. Conceded by Trevoh Chalobah.

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