All Chelsea fans were ecstatic to learn of Romelu Lukaku’s arrival, but the team has already begun to fire even without him.
Thomas Tuchel’s side has scored four goals in two games this season, the most recent of which was a resounding triumph against Crystal Palace on the Premier League’s opening day.
After winning the UEFA Champions League last season, everyone expects the Blues to improve and challenge the crown this season.
However, based on how they’ve begun the season, it’s easy to predict that Chelsea will challenge for the crown. And, with Lukaku, they’ll be putting up some great numbers right away.
On Saturday, the Blues thrashed Crystal Palace 3-0 in a dominating display. Chelsea dominated for the whole game, limiting Patrick Vieira’s side to just one shot on target in 90 minutes.
Chelsea obtained the lead in the 27th minute when Marcos Alonso scored a free-kick. The Blues kept pushing, and five minutes before halftime, they got their cushioned goal.
Crystal Palace’s defenders failed to deal with a cross from the right flank, allowing Christian Pulisic to slip in and poke the ball into the net.
The European champions eased off the throttle a little in the second half, but Trevoh Chalobah’s third goal clinched the win on his Premier League debut.
Although several Chelsea players have yet to reach full fitness, the Blues were still too strong for their opponents, demonstrating the team’s potential.
Since Thomas Tuchel took over in January, Chelsea has been a very different proposition. They’ve made significant progress and are now picking up where they left off last season.
Following a penalty shootout victory over Villarreal last Wednesday, the Blues have already secured the UEFA Super Cup. They now seem to be on track to win the Premier League.
Tuchel has chosen to be humble, but after buying Lukaku, Chelsea has become one of the title favourites. However, it continues to be seen whether the Blues can maintain their consistency as the race progresses.