Chelsea vs Luton Prediction.
The third gameweek of the 2023–24 Premier League season will begin on Friday. The first game of the most recent round of fixtures will be Chelsea vs. Luton Town. Both clubs will be eager to record their first victory of the new season.
At the start of the new term, Chelsea had hoped to put the struggles of the 2022–23 season behind them. But with the Mauricio Pochettino era not off to the best start, the 2023–24 season has begun in the worst way possible. Then, last Saturday, after playing to a 1-1 draw with West Ham United in Gameweek 1, they lost 3-1 to Liverpool.
On the other side, Luton Town competed with Brighton & Hove Albion in Gameweek 1. The Hatters experienced periods when they enraged their foes. However, Rob Edwards and his men eventually couldn’t match the Seagulls’ talent. Since their home field, Kenilworth Road, is still undergoing a program of substantial ground upgrades to be ready to host Premier League football, the visitors were not in play last weekend.
Chelsea and Mauricio Pochettino paid a price for their loss to West Ham United. Up to eleven first-team players are missing for Friday’s match against Luton Town due to a fresh fitness worry for the Chelsea manager.
(3-4-2-1): Sanchez; Disasi, Silva, Colwill; Gusto, Fernandez, Caicedo, Chilwell; Gallagher, Sterling; Jackson
Rob Edwards does not have any fresh injury concerns impeding his preparations for the trip to Stamford Bridge, unlike his counterpart in the Chelsea dugout. On Friday, the manager of Luton Town will be without four members of the first team.
(3-5-2): Kaminski; Andersen, Lockyer, Bell; Kabore, Mpanzu, Nakamba, Chong, Giles; Adebayo, Morris
Chelsea 2-1 Luton Town
When they play Luton Town on Friday, Chelsea will be the favorites. For the West London club, though, things have not always been easy. And the matchup with West Ham United last weekend served as a reminder that Mauricio Pochettino will face many challenges.
Luton Town may struggle to contain even a struggling Chelsea after witnessing Brighton & Hove Albion take advantage of the gaps at the back. The Hatters, however, will be confident in their ability to expose weaknesses in Chelsea’s defense. And the matchup ought to result in a fiercely contested contest.