Romelu Lukaku gets champions Chelsea off to perfect start against Zenit
Romelu Lukaku had been the subject of suffocating attention from a well-organised and physical Zenit St Petersburg central defensive three. Everywhere he turned, it felt as though a door was slammed in his face and, as this tie entered its final stretch, the visitors had to be thinking that they had him and Chelsea under control.
But it only takes one second for Lukaku to break free. It is the reason why Chelsea broke the bank to re-sign him over the summer and it was the reason why they were able to make a winning start to their Champions League defence.