Some Aston Villa fans hail Chelsea star's display against them

'Acknowledge a class player': Even some Aston Villa fans were impressed by Chelsea star's display against them

Romelu Lukaku helped inspire Chelsea to victory yesterday in the Premier League – and even some Aston Villa fans on Twitter were impressed by his performance against them.

The Blues came from behind on Boxing Day to earn three points in their 3-1 win away to Villa.

Chelsea’s Reece James headed in an own goal to put the hosts in front at Villa Park. However, Jorginho’s quick-fire response from the penalty spot levelled it at 1-1 before half time.

Lukaku, who entered the action at the break, was brilliant during his 45 minutes on the pitch.

The 28-year-old centre-forward returned to action with a decisive header that put his team in front. Also, he won the penalty that Jorginho converted in the closing stages to seal victory.

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Villa fans credit Chelsea super sub

A selection of Villa supporters on social media admitted they ran into a fierce opponent in Lukaku at the weekend.

The Midlands club were competing well during the first half and may have felt confident going into the break at 1-1. However, Lukaku was the ultimate game-changer from the bench.

The left-footed striker now has nine goals in 11 career appearances against Villa, so it may not have come as a surprise to the opposition that he tormented them once again.

It was a completely different proposition for centre-halves Tyrone Mings and Ezri Konsa when he entered the action in the second half.

Blues teammate Ben Chilwell posted a message reading “can’t stop Rom” after his performance.

Here are some Villa fans yesterday discussing Lukaku:

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.