TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The schedule for Luton Town vs Chelsea will be in the fifth round (16 round) of the FA Cup at Kenilworth Road, Thursday morning, March 3, 2022. The match will take place from 02.15 WIB with broadcast RCTI.
This match can be regarded as a consolation event for Chelsea after failing to win the English League Cup last weekend. Thomas Tuchel’s men lost 10-11 on penalties to Liverpool.
On paper, Chelsea is certainly more favored to win compared to Luton Town. One meeting between these two teams was also won by the Blues, namely in the FA Cup last season when Luton were forced to give up 1-3.
At that time, Jordan Clark scored one Luton Town goal while Tammy Abraham scored three Chelsea goals.
Chelsea is currently competing in the Premier League. They are in third place in the standings with 50 points from 25 matches, behind Manchester City (66) and Liverpool (60).
Luton Town competes in the Championship division. They currently occupy the sixth position in the standings with 54 points from 33 matches.
Luton’s coach, Nathan Jones, is aware of the caliber of the team he is facing. He wants the players to take advantage of the slightest opportunity.
“They are all ahead at the moment, the players, the finances, the structure, we have to take the slightest chance,” he said.
“We have to believe in our efforts and good things will come to us. It’s a very difficult game, but it’s one of the greatest.”
The Record of the Meeting of the Two Teams
24/1/2021: Chelsea 3-1 Luton Town (FA Cup).
The Current Condition of the Two Teams
Luton Town: Three Luton players, Luke Berry, Jordan Clark, and Sonny Bradley are still injured and will miss this match.
Henri Lansbury, who was withdrawn early due to injury against Derby County last weekend, is also a doubt.
Chelsea: From Chelsea’s side there are Andreas Christensen and Ben Chilwell who will be absent in this match. Meanwhile, Cesar Azpilicueta is in doubt.
Luton Town (3-5-2): Jed Steer; Reece Burke, Tom Lockyer, Kal Naismith; James Bree, Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu, Gabriel Osho, Allan Campbell, Amari’i Bell; Cameron Jerome, Elijah Adebayo.
Coach: Nathan Jones.
Chelsea (3-4-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Trevoh Chalobah, Antonio Rudiger, Malang Sarr; Reece James, Jorginho, Saul Niguez, Callum Hudson-Odoi; Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku.
Coach: Thomas Tuchel.
Luton Town vs Chelsea Prediction
Looking at the caste and strength of the players of both teams, Chelsea is very favored to win in this FA Cup match.
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