After scoring for Chelsea this past weekend, Romelu Lukaku fulfilled his childhood dream.
Lukaku said scoring at Stamford Bridge is something he has dreamed about since he was a child, after netting twice in Chelsea’s win over Aston Villa.
The former Everton star scored his first ever goals at the stadium on either side of a Mateo Kovacic strike as Thomas Tuchel’s side maintained their unbeaten start to the season.
Speaking to the media about his first two home goals, the 28-year-old said its always been a dream to finally score in front of a packed Stamford Bridge.
“It’s my dream since I was 11. I’ve worked hard for this moment.
“I was up and down at the start of my career, but I’ve found a certain consistency in the last three years. With experience and hard work, I just keep on working.
“It’s a good start, but we have to keep working. We know this year’s going to be very competitive. A lot of teams are going to be fighting for the title.”
After scoring the first goal, Lukaku kissed the club badge as he celebrated his opener in front of a sea of Blue after beating Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer on his 15th appearance at the Bridge overall.
The Belgian’s clinical finish through Steer’s legs came from a precise pass from Kovacic inside his own half. He later sealed the win for Chelsea in injury time with a powerful finish from the edge of the box.
The victory took Tuchel’s side up to second spot on the table, level on points and goal difference with leaders Manchester United.
Chelsea also reached a significant milestone as they became only the second team in the history of the Premier League to reach 600 wins in the competition (United have 690).
By Prince Sobayeni