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Chelsea join Man United in exclusive all-time PL club as Lukaku proves Golden Boot credentials to Ronaldo

Chelsea join Man United in exclusive all-time PL club as Lukaku proves Golden Boot credentials to Ronaldo

Chelsea win big against valiant Villa; join Man United in exclusive PL-wins club

Thomas Tuchel’s first full season at the helm of Premier League giants Chelsea continues to get off to a strong start in 2021-22, after the Blues ran out 3-0 winners against Dean Smith’s Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.

Smith’s outfit put on a valiant display away from home this afternoon, crafting more chances (18) than their Chelsea counterparts (12), en route to a scoreline that may have flattered the hosts after a gift from Tyrone Mings allowed Mateo Kovačić to slot past Jed Steer, and a Romelu Lukaku stunner put the result beyond doubt after the Belgian opened the scoring on 15-minutes.

Despite the deceptively close affair, the win saw Chelsea earn a spot in the history books, as they became only the second club of the Premier League era to reach 600-wins.

Only Manchester United has achieved more victories since the 1992-93 season, with other domestic giants the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester City left in the wake of the Blues.

Despite Chelsea’s overall stature in English football paling in comparison to both Liverpool and Arsenal, their footprint on the Premier League landscape is an impressive one, including the joint second-most league titles (5).

Romelu Lukaku lays down Golden Boot marker on Cristiano Ronaldo’s return day

As expected, Romelu Lukaku was at the center of it all for Chelsea this afternoon, with a brace pushing the Blues up the table and level on 10-points with Manchester United at the Premier League summit.

Many tipped Chelsea to be title favorites this season after the summer window saw Tuchel’s squad reinforced with not only Lukaku, but also Atlético Madrid’s Saúl Ñíguez.

But the addition of Lukaku immediately addressed the one weakness in the Chelsea squad from last season; an effective and reliable goalscorer. Despite the deficiency, Tuchel’s side still went on to lift the Champions League trophy, and are now expected to push for similar domestic success this season.

Chelsea join Man United in exclusive all-time PL club as Lukaku proves Golden Boot credentials to Ronaldo

Manchester United’s Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Newcastle at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on September 11, 2021 (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

Lukaku currently sits on three goals in three after a debut strike against Arsenal and his two-goal effort earlier today, the same day that Cristiano Ronaldo made a triumphant return to Old Trafford with a brace of his own.

After the pair of influential frontmen swapped Serie A for the Premier League this summer, both will undoubtedly be setting their sights on the Golden Boot, in an additive subplot for a pair of clubs already looking neck and neck in the early doors of the season.


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 8 13 19
2 Liverpool FC 8 16 18
3 Manchester City 8 13 17
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 3 15
5 Tottenham Hotspur 8 -3 15
6 Manchester United 8 6 14
7 West Ham United 8 5 14
8 Everton FC 8 4 14
9 Brentford FC 8 3 12
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 0 12
11 Leicester City 8 -1 11
12 Arsenal FC 8 -5 11
13 Aston Villa 8 0 10
14 Crystal Palace 8 -3 8
15 Southampton FC 8 -4 7
16 Watford FC 8 -8 7
17 Leeds United 8 -8 6
18 Burnley FC 8 -8 3
19 Newcastle United 8 -9 3
20 Norwich City 8 -14 2

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 7
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3