Stamford Bridge was beaming with smiles after full time, as Chelsea recorded their first win of the 2023/24 Premier League season against newcomers Luton Town.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side picked up their first 3 points of the season, with a hard-fought victory over the Hatters.
Raheem Sterling’s brace turned out pivotal to Chelsea securing a 3-0 victory over Luton Town.
Rob Edwards’ side troubled the Blues throughout the game, but the Stamford Bridge club’s quality stood tall.
Sterling took Chelsea into the lead in the 17th minute, with a remarkable piece of play, nearing the 6-yard box of Luton Town before smashing an irresistible shot past Thomas Kaminski.
The 28-year-old doubled Mauricio Pochettino’s side advantage in the 68th minute, with Malo Gusto being the provider for both goals.
Many football enthusiasts called for Captain Reece James to take tutoring from Gusto, who was influential all 90 minutes.
The Blues move up to 8th on the Premier League table, via that victory, as they have secured 4 points from 3 Premier League games so far.
Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling also set up summer signing Nicolas Jackson in the 75th minute, to round up an impressive night for Chelsea.
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It marked the fourth time Chelsea would be winning a Premier League game, with Enzo Fernandez featuring in the encounter.
The Blues entertain AFC Wimbledon next in the EFL Cup second round, as they hope to continue their winning run.
For the English Premier League, Nottingham Forest will be visiting Stamford Bridge on September 2, 2023, in what would be a third consecutive home game across all competitions for Chelsea.
Luton Town are seemingly undeterred by their second consecutive loss in the 2023/24 Premier League season, having been defeated by Brighton on Matchday 1.
In the last 2 meetings between Chelsea and Luton Town, the Blues have come out victorious against the Hatters.
They have also continued in that stead by defeating Luton Town on Friday, August 25, 2023.
British record acquisition Moises Caicedo made his full debut for Chelsea in their 3-0 comprehensive victory over Rob Edwards’ side, having arrived from Brighton on August 14, 2023.
He had an impressive full debut for the club, although there were some questionable errors that he made across different moments in the encounter.
Anyway, Raheem Sterling will no doubt go home with the Man of the Match award, following his remarkable performance against the Championship playoff champions.
Chelsea V Luton Town stats
Chelsea had an overwhelming possession count over Luton Town, with 67% possession to Rob Edwards’ side’s 33%.
For Total shots, the Blues had 19 shots, while Luton Town had 11 shots in total.
In terms of shots o target, the Stamford Bridge club also dominated in that aspect, with 8 shots on target to The Hatters 1.
Rob Jones dished out 5 yellow cards in the game, and this is only notable stats that Luton Town had better numbers than Chelsea.
Luton Town’s Tom Lockyer, Marvelous Nakamba, and Jacob Brown were all handed yellow cards, while Enzo Fernandez and Ian Maatsen were the only Chelsea players who got their name into the referees’ book.