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Shearer: Lukaku dominated Arsenal from start to finish

24 Aug 2021
Romelu Lukaku, Shearer's Team of the Week, MW2

Premier League's all-time leading scorer names Chelsea striker in his Matchweek 2 best XI

Alan Shearer says the goalscoring return of Chelsea's new signing Romelu Lukaku was as predictable as it was impressive.

The striker took just 15 minutes to find the net on his second debut for the Blues, and his flying start came as no surprise to the Premier League's all-time top goalscorer and Hall of Fame inductee.

"It was always going to happen," says Shearer, who has also named Lukaku's club-mate Reece James in his Matchweek 2 Team of the Week. "He dominated Arsenal from start to finish."

Hugo Lloris (TOT) WOL 0-1 TOT

Marked his club-record 300th Premier League appearance with two excellent saves against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) LIV 2-0 BUR

He created the second goal and some of his passing was an absolute joy to watch.

Tyrone Mings (AVL) AVL 2-0 NEW

A powerful display from the Aston Villa centre-back. He stood up well to Newcastle's attack.

Shane Duffy (BHA) BHA 2-0 WAT

His goal set Brighton & Hove Albion on their way to successive wins at the start of a PL season for the first time.

Konstantinos Tsimikas (LIV) LIV 2-0 BUR

An assist by the left-back for the opener crowned another very good performance for Liverpool.

Reece James (CHE) ARS 0-2 CHE

He created the opener, scored the second and helped keep a clean sheet. An excellent display.

Declan Rice (WHU) WHU 4-1 LEI

A brilliant all-round performance from the West Ham captain, as his side went top of the table.

Yves Bissouma (BHA) BHA 2-0 WAT

Created Brighton's second and worked tirelessly in midfield once again.

Said Benrahma (WHU) WHU 4-1 LEI 

The Hammers winger scored again and assisted another to continue his excellent start.

Romelu Lukaku (CHE) ARS 0-2 CHE 

It was always going to happen, a goal on his return to Chelsea. He dominated Arsenal from start to finish.

Michail Antonio (WHU) WHU 4-1 LEI 

What a night for the West Ham forward, who is now their highest ever Premier League goalscorer.

Manager: David Moyes (WHU) WHU 4-1 LEI

His side have made an impressive start to the campaign, scoring four goals for a second successive match.

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