Chelsea won their first competitive match under coach Mauricio Pochettino with a 3-0 home victory over Premier League new boys Luton Town on Friday evening at Stamford Bridge thanks to two goals by Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson’s debut goal for the Blues.
Sterling received the ball from wing-back Malo Gusto, cut in from the right, and weaved his way through Luton’s defence before shooting low into the far corner in the 17th minute for one of his best goals in a Chelsea shirt.
The duo combined again in the 68th when Gusto ran onto a pass from British record transfer signing Moises Caicedo, looking composed on his first start for Chelsea in the absence of the injured Reece James, and the Frenchman crossed for a simple finish by Sterling.
James was in the stands watching his teammates dominate the game along with other injured Chelsea stars.
Seven minutes later, Sterling turned provider as he crossed for Jackson and the Senegal striker stretched out a boot to score his first Chelsea goal since signing from Villarreal in June.
Chelsea started their campaign this season with a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Matchday one before another draw last weekend against Newcastle United.
Chelsea have signed some exciting youngsters and could still add a bit more to their side before the transfer deadline on September 1.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.