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Onto greener pastures: Two Chelsea loanees get off the mark in debut outings

Both Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku enjoyed 2nd debuts to remember

A pair of players farmed out on loan by Premier League giants Chelsea this summer opened their respective goalscoring accounts on Saturday.

First up came Timo Werner.

Fresh off another underwhelming campaign at Stamford Bridge last time out, German international Werner of course secured a return to his home country earlier this month.

Linking back up with ex-club RB Leipzig, the 26-year-old, in turn, was afforded a starting berth for a Bundesliga meeting with Koln.

And it didn’t take Werner at all long to provide fans of his former employers with a reminder of his goalscoring prowess, taking just 36 minutes to reopen his account in Leipzig colours:

As alluded to above, though, Werner was not the only member of the Chelsea loan army to have gotten his campaign off to an explosive start on Saturday.

Another to have flattered to deceive across the 2021/22 campaign in west London, Belgian hitman Lukaku was afforded a move back to Italy with Inter Milan this summer.

And, remarkably, he went on to open his account for the Serie A season inside two minutes, opening the scoring against newly-promoted Lecce:

Whilst Lukaku got Inter on the board on Saturday night, though, it was teammate Denzel Dumfries who truly stole the show, in netting a winner for the dethroned Italian champions a full five minutes into injury time:

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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