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Luton v Chelsea: Predictions, team news & how to watch

Chelsea travel to Luton Town in the Premier League on Saturday and Mauricio Pochettino's Blues will be aiming to end their four-match losing streak away from home.

The meeting of these two sides at Stamford Bridge back in August ended in a comprehensive 3-0 win for the Blues, but the Hatters are a far more competitive side now and are far from being certainties for relegation.

Luton v Chelsea Odds

Luton - 9/2
Draw - 3/1
Chelsea - 3/5

Luton v Chelsea Information

  • Where is Luton v Chelsea? Kenilworth Road, Luton
  • When is Luton v Chelsea? 12:30, Saturday 30th December
  • Where can I watch Luton v Chelsea? TNT Sports 1

Luton v Chelsea Bet Builder

Luton or Draw Double Chance - 13/10
Most Goals to be Scored in 2nd Half - 1/1
Ross Barkley - Over 1.5 Shots - 8/11

Bet Builder - 15/2
 

Luton or Draw Double Chance - 13/10

After their Christmas Eve defeat at Wolves, Chelsea got back to winning ways against Crystal Palace on Wednesday, but they needed an 89th-minute penalty to seal a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have struggled away from home recently, losing 4-1 at Newcastle, 2-1 at Manchester United, 2-0 at Everton and 2-1 at Wolves in their last four matches, and they look vulnerable favourites against Luton.

The Hatters, widely written off after winning last season's Championship play-off final, are exceeding expectations. They have boosted their survival chances by beating Newcastle and Sheffield United in their last two league games.

Rob Edwards' men lost 3-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in August during a tough start on their return to the top-flight.

However, they have competed well against some high-class opponents since then, conceding a 95th-minute equaliser against Liverpool in November and suffering narrow defeats at home to both Arsenal and Manchester City.

The Gunners scored in the 97th minute to pinch a 4-3 victory at Kenilworth Road, while the Hatters led champions City until the last 30 minutes before going down to a 2-1 loss.

Those performance levels, plus the confidence gained from their wins over Newcastle and Sheffield United, mean Luton look a decent Bet Builder selection to avoid defeat against poor travellers Chelsea.

Most Goals to be Scored in 2nd Half - 1/1

Good things come to those who wait in Luton games this season, as their first 18 Premier League matches have produced only 14 first-half goals.

The second-half tally is a whopping 41 with 71% of their goals scored and 76% of their goals conceded coming after the break.

Four of the five goals in their 3-2 win at Bramall Lane last time out came in the 61st minute or later, so backing most goals to be scored in the second half looks a solid selection.

Chelsea have also been involved in plenty of late drama this season.

They scored three times in the final 15 minutes at Tottenham, conceded three second-half goals at Newcastle, and both teams scored in second-half injury-time at the end of their 2-1 Christmas Eve defeat at Wolves.

Ross Barkley - Over 1.5 Shots - 8/11

Former Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley has been rejuvenated by his move to Luton and he will be keen to make his mark against the Blues.

Barkley should be backed to have over 1.5 shots, something he has managed in eight of his 11 league starts in 2023/24.

He had two shots against West Ham, Liverpool and Manchester United, as well as in August's defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and had four attempts against in-form Aston Villa at the end of October.

More recently, Barkley scored in the 4-3 defeat to Arsenal at Kenilworth Road and racked up eight efforts at goal across Luton's last two games against Newcastle and Sheffield United.

Luton Team News

Marvelous Nakamba and Jordan Clark could return to action although Dan Potts, Reece Burke and Issa Kabore are doubts for the Hatters.

Chelsea Team News

Forwards Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling are available after serving one-match suspensions against Crystal Palace.

However, there are doubts over the fitness of midfielders Romeo Lavia and Enzo Fernandez, while Lesley Ugochukwu, Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana, Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, Reece James, Robert Sanchez and Marc Cucurella are injured.

Luton v Chelsea Stats

Both teams have scored in 11 of Luton's last 14 Premier League matches.

Chelsea have been drawing at half-time in all eight of their league defeats this season.

Head-to-Head

Luton wins12
Draws11
Chelsea wins16


This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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