The European champions overpowered Arsenal 2-0 on Sunday, compounding the Gunners’ poor start to the season.
Romelu Lukaku scored his first Premier League goal for the Blues on his second Chelsea debut.
The Belgian has returned to Stamford Bridge for a club-record £97 million ($132 million) as the missing piece in
transforming the Champions League winners into English champions.
With six points, five goals scored, and no goals conceded in their first two Premier League games, Thomas Tuchel’s side has made a strong start towards that goal.
Arsenal, on the other hand, has yet to earn a point or score a goal, highlighting the gap between Mikel Arteta’s side and the title contenders.
Arteta has also been hurt by circumstances, as he lost £50 million signing Ben White before the game due to the fifth coronavirus positive case in his squad in the last ten days.
A trip to defending champions Manchester City next weekend, just before the international break, may make an already difficult start even worse.
Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale, Arsenal’s newest signings, were not registered in time to play.
Despite a fifth season without Champions League play, the Gunners spent more in the transfer window than any other Premier League club.
Arsenal, on the other hand, appears to be starting from scratch, whilst Chelsea just needed to fill one slot to complete a roster already stocked with talent.