Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has warned the rest of the Premier League that Romelu Lukaku's love affair with the club has only just begun after the striker scored against Arsenal to mark his second debut with a win.
And the Belgian striker himself was impressed by his return, it seems. Asked what he thought about his performance on Sunday, Lukaku told Sky Sports: "Dominant, I would say.
"I try to improve every time. I have a long way to go but today was good to win.
"I worked hard throughout the week. We knew it was a big game and we did well. As an individual, I want to help the team and I want to continue doing that.",
Lukaku rejoined the Blues last week and netted his first goal for the club just 15 minutes into a 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium.
Reece James teed up the Belgium striker to turn home from close range, before adding the second himself 10 minutes before halftime.
The win was more commanding than the scoreline suggests. Lukaku bullied the Arsenal defence for much of the afternoon and was denied a second goal by a superb Bernd Leno save from a second-half header.
"It was a very good start," Tuchel said of Lukaku's second coming at Stamford Bridge.
"Of course, that is the best thing when your striker scores straight away an important goal - but on top of it he linked up very well with Mason Mount and Kai Havertz and gave something to our game.
"I certainly think that nobody likes to play against him, everyone is aware of his physicality and his link-up play and ability to attack the space. He gives another dimension to our game.
"It has only just begun. So it is not the time now for too much praise or celebration, we keep on going.
"He is a Chelsea fan and it was his dream to make it at the club, we felt that from day one."
Australian Associated Press