On the 20th day of the Premier League, Luton Town will be hosting Chelsea on Saturday at their home ground Kenilworth Road Stadium. The Northwest side of London will be in the spotlight as the clash is expected to change things in the point table.
Luton Town is currently struggling in the relegation zone as they stand at the 18th spot in the point table with 4 wins and 15 points overall.
Chelsea has become a mid-table club this season as they stand at the 10th spot in the point table with 7 wins and 25 points overall.
Chelsea have a strong attack with an average of 1.17 goals in the season out of which an average of 1.11 goals were scored in away games.
The betting tip is...
Chelsea to win first half
A win over Newcastle at home raised the confidence of the hosts and they scored another win over Sheffield United in the previous fixture by 2-3. Luton Town maintained a competitive possession of 49% and in the dying moments of the game scored the winning goal.
Overall, the Hatters have displayed an average possession of 37% with 8.28 shots out of which 14% were converted into goals. Elijah Adebayo is their highest scorer with 4 goals on his name. Carlton Morris is another player to watch out for as he has 3 goals and 2 assists on his name.
Luton Town have struggled when it comes to their defence in recent games. With only 6% clean sheets in their bag, the Hatters have conceded an average of 1.89 goals in the ongoing season.
Reece Burke, Dan Potts and Tom Lockyer are still recovering from their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Kaminski (GK), Bell, Osho, Mengi, Giles, Townsend, Barkley, Sambi Lokonga, Doughty, Adebayo & Brown
The Blues have become the talking point among the media after their inconsistent performances in the Premier League. However, Chelsea is travelling to Luton Town after scoring a win over Crystal Palace at home by 2-1. With 64% of possession in the game, it was a penalty that helped the Blues to score a win in the last moments of the fixture.
Chelsea has displayed an average possession of 60% in the Premier League this season with 10.79 shots out of which 15% were converted into a goal. Nicolas Jackson is their highest scorer as he has 7 goals and a single assist on his name. Cole Palmer is another player to watch as he has 6 goals and 3 assists in his name.
The Blues have conceded an average of 1.53 goals this season and have only 21% clean sheets in their account. The stats clearly show their struggles in the defence and they might face problems on Saturday because of the same.
Enzo Fernández, Marc Cucurella, Robert Sanchez, Reece James, Benjamin Chilwell, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Trevoh Chalobah are on the injury list of the club.
Predicted Lineup: Petrovic (GK), Gusto, Silva, Disasi, Colwill, Caicedo, Gallagher, Madueke, Mudryk, Jackson & Broja
An away win against Sheffield United will be a major boost in the confidence of the hosts and they won’t allow any mistakes on Saturday. Chelsea, on the other hand, has been inconsistent and their weakness is their defence.
Luton Town will get the benefit of the struggling defence of the hosts and the visitors will also score as they have a good attack. We predict both teams will score goals and the fixture will end up in a draw.