Chelsea have yet to pick up a win this season in the Premier League but will be gunning to do so versus Luton Town on August 25th. The Blues will be the host as they play their second match at Stamford Bridge this season, the first match ending in a draw against Liverpool. After their match against Burnley was postponed due to renovations at Kenilworth Road, Luton Town will be playing just their second fixture in the new campaign. The Top Flight provides our Chelsea predicted lineup for the match.
Robert Sanchez will get the start in goal again for Chelsea, but competition is soon on the way. As The Top Flight has covered, Djordje Petrovic is expected to join Chelsea from MLS side New England Revolution.
With captain Reece James still out injured, newcomer Malo Gusto will likely get the start out at right-back, while Colwill will be pencilled as the left-back, but positionally will play as a centre-back. The two others in the defence will likely be veteran Thiago Silva and Axel Disasi.
With Carney Chukwuemeka now out injured, it is likely that midfielder Conor Gallagher will push up and fill in the attacking midfield role. This change will allow for newcomer Moises Caicedo to get his first start for Chelsea, having come off the bench against West Ham. The Ecuadorian will be looking for a turnaround after conceding a penalty that Lucas Paqueta finished off cooly in the all-London fixture. Enzo Fernandez, who has looked like Chelsea’s best player so far, is poised to line up alongside Caicedo.
Ben Chilwell, who has been playing much higher up the pitch under Pochettino, should start again left-mid. Raheem Sterling, who made impressive runs against West Ham, is likely to get the start out on the right. Up top will be Nicolas Jackson again, hoping to score his first Premier League goal against Luton Town.
Chelsea Predicted Lineup: Sanchez, Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Colwill, Fernandez, Caicedo, Chilwell, Gallagher, Sterling, Jackson