Ex_Inter striker strikes twice to continue his superb start to the season.
But, he suffered a pratfall in his attempts to commemorate the moment.
Romelu Lukaku has vowed to retire his knee-slide celebration.
After the Chelsea striker took an ungracious tumble during the Blues’ victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.
Lukaku took to social media following the match – which saw Chelsea move joint-top of the table,
to keep their fine form flying across the opening weeks of the season – to issue words on his accident.
“No more sliding on my knees after yesterday’s celebration…”
Though he provided no further elaboration, the Belgian’s words could be interpreted,
as a tongue-in-cheek rebuke to his own pratfall, which fortunately came at no expense to both him and his team.
Now, it remains to be seen whether the attacker will stick to his own vow.
He is not the first Chelsea player to claim he will no longer celebrate with the knee slide.
In 2018, then-Blues attacker Eden Hazard confirmed that he would retire his celebration.
A trademark of his time at Stamford Bridge – as it had become too painful for him to replicate.
On that occasion, the player delivered an actual message through club channels.
complete with scabbed knees, to show why he was stepping back from the move.
There will be no more knee slides from @HazardEden10… 😔 pic.twitter.com/WclFdINcak
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 4, 2018