The scoring was opened in the 15th minute thanks to a goal by Romel Lukaku, assisted by Rhys James. This ball was the first for the Belgian striker in a Chelsea shirt, although he played his first game for the Blues back in 2011.
In the 35th minute, Chelsea’s advantage in the match was doubled by Rhys James himself, an assist from Mason Mount.
Thus, after two rounds, Chelsea scored 6 points and shares the first place with Liverpool, Brighton and Tottenham. Arsenal have not scored a single point in two matches and are at the bottom of the standings.
In the third round of the English Premier League, Arsenal will play on 28 August at Etihad with the reigning champion Manchester City. Chelsea will face Liverpool. The meeting will take place at Anfield.
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