Big Rom scored his first ever Chelsea goal at Stamford Bridge, his second in the league this season, with a finely taken finish on the 14th minute.
The Belgian found space in behind Villa’s defence, courtesy of a fine Kovacic through ball, and made no mistake in finding the net.
Big Rom was also active in the second goal – forcing a Tyrone Mings error before Kovacic netted.
Lukaku then added the third and final goal, firing into the top corner after he was found by Azpilicueta near the edge of the box.
Lukaku had a fine overall performance – asserting himself physically against Ezri Konza, and will be hopeful of creating more synergies with the likes of Ziyech and Havertz in the coming weeks.
Chelsea moved up to 2nd in the Premier League with an impressive and mature 3-0 win over Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues took the lead in the 15th minute through a trademark Romelu Lukaku finish, who was found by a beautiful Mateo Kovacic assist. Villa showed attacking intent throughout the half though, and some fine defending by Thiago Silva and goalkeeping by Edouard Mendy kept the score at 1-0.
Kovacic then scored a rare goal early in the second half to double Chelsea’s lead – by which point the Blues were totally in control of proceedings. Lukaku added a third late on to seal the victory – a well deserved three points and important clean sheet to gain confidence at this early stage of the season.