Romelu Lukaku’s second-half header saved an under-standard Chelsea as they started their Champions League guard with a 1-0 success over Zenit at Stamford Bridge.
Lukaku splendidly headed home Cesar Azpilicueta’s profound cross (69) for his fourth objective in four appearances back at Chelsea, in a game where the European heroes attempted to make obvious possibilities.
Zenit almost snatched an equalizer late on as sub Artem Dzyuba neglected to change over at the far post with the objective expanding, summarizing a brazen and on occasion baffling premiere night in Group H for Thomas Tuchel’s side.
With Juventus winning 3-0 at Malmo, Chelsea sit second in their gathering, prior to going to the Italian side on September 29 for matchday two. Tuchel’s side stay unbeaten this season after five games in all rivalries.