Romelu Lukaku sends message to Chelsea teammates ahead of Crystal Palace clash
New Chelsea signing Romelu Lukaku has taken to social media on Saturday, to wish his new teammates good luck in their meeting with Crystal Palace.
Alonso on target
Thomas Tuchel’s men are of course currently locked in action at Stamford Bridge.
After making it two trophies in the space of three months courtesy of a penalty shootout downing of Villarreal in the European Super Cup on Wednesday, the Blues have now turned their attentions towards matters in the Premier League.
A derby showdown with Crystal Palace marks Chelsea’s season opener, as the Pensioners eye an improvement on their 4th-placed finish last time out.
And, as things stand, Tuchel’s men are well on their way to a positive result.
Marcos Alonso opened the afternoon’s scoring in the capital in style, bending home a sumptuous left-footed free-kick inside half an hour:
Marcos Alonso places this free kick perfectly 👌
— B/R Football (@brfootball) August 14, 2021
And Chelsea have since gone on to double their advantage, with Christian Pulisic’s close-range finish having guided the hosts into the interval boasting a comfortable 2-goal lead.
‘Good luck to the boys!’
Making the Blues’ dominance to this point in proceedings versus Palace even more impressive, meanwhile, is the fact that it has come in the absence of a number of Thomas Tuchel’s key performers.
The likes of N’Golo Kante, Thiago Silva and Kai Havertz are all on the bench this afternoon.
Not only that, but sole big-money summer addition Romelu Lukaku, who this week sealed a £97 million return to West London, was also deemed not ready to feature.
As outlined above, though, his omission versus the Eagles evidently didn’t dampen ‘Big Rom’s spirits too much, with the Belgian international having been sure to take to social media ahead of kick-off, to send a good luck message to his new teammates:
Goodluck to the boys!! C’mon @ChelseaFC 💙
— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) August 14, 2021
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