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Luton vs Chelsea predictions: Premier League team news, odds and tips

Chelsea vs Luton predictions: tips, odds & team news

Luton Town host Chelsea in their final Premier League game of the year on Saturday at 12:30pm (UK time).

Luton vs Chelsea odds


*Odds correct as of 18:30 on December 29

Before the season started, Luton were among the favourites to be relegated from the Premier League and that was looking more likely in recent weeks after a three-game losing streak to start December. However, the Hatters have turned things around slightly to string together two consecutive victories. Newcastle were the first to fall in a shock 1-0 win for the Hatters, who then beat relegation rivals Sheffield United 3-2 in midweek, thanks to two own goals. The wins leave Luton now just a point from safety, closing the gap on Everton who have stuttered.

Chelsea, meanwhile, will be hoping to put 2023 behind them but not without another potential victory. The Blues are 10th at the halfway point of the 2023/24 season, still closer to the relegation zone than they are the top four — 10 points to 12. They’ve been suffering recently too, losing back-to-back game against Manchester United and Everton, just when they had threatened to find some form. The rot was stopped with a win against Sheffield United, but the Blues fell back to losing ways in defeat to Wolves on Boxing Day. In midweek, Chelsea did seal just a sixth home league victory of the year, so now they’ll be hoping for another win to close 2023.

Luton vs Chelsea predictions

Luton vs Chelsea: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 8/13 with Parimatch
Correct Score Luton 1-2 Chelsea 7/1 with Midnite
First Goalscorer Nicolas Jackson 15/4 with AK Bets

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The stats behind our Luton vs Chelsea predictions:

  • Luton have scored in each of their last six Premier League matches.
  • Chelsea have scored in 10 of their last 11 matches across all competitions.
  • Nicolas Jackson is Chelsea’s top Premier League goalscorer with seven goals this season.
  • Three of Chelsea’s seven Premier League wins this season have come against the current bottom three.

Luton vs Chelsea match tip

Raheem Sterling anytime goalscorer @ 15/8 with Bet365

Raheem Sterling missed Chelsea’s win over Crystal Palace through suspension but will be back here, hoping to continue his fine record against promoted sides. The Englishman has been involved in 20 goals in his last 19 Premier League appearances against promoted sides, scoring 15 and assisting five, most recently setting up Cole Palmer’s opener against Sheffield United. Three of his five league goals this season (60%) have come against such clubs, including a brace the last time he faced Luton.

Luton vs Chelsea Bet-Builder tip

Over 2.5 Chelsea cards, under 2.5 Luton cards

Chelsea remain the joint-worst team in the Premier League this season for discipline, averaging 3.27 cards per game. Although they have been overtaken by Sheffield United for yellow cards alone (3.16 to 3.11), Chelsea’s red card average brings them back level. Against Crystal Palace last time our there were three cards for Chelsea players as well as one for Mauricio Pochettino. By contrast, Luton are one of the best-behaved teams in the Premier League with an average of 1.89 cards per match. Only Arsenal (1.61) average fewer cards per game in the Premier League this season than the Hatters.

Luton vs Chelsea
Reason for tip

Chelsea have averaged 3.27 cards per game in the Premier League this season.

Reason for tip

Luton have averaged 1.89 cards per game in the Premier League this season.

Luton vs Chelsea team news

Luton team news

In  Out Doubtful
Tom Lockyer, Marvelous Nakamba, Issa Kabore, Reece Burke, Dan Potts Jordan Clark

Jordan Clark could return for the hosts but the likes of Marvelous Nakamba, Reece Burke and Issa Kabore aren’t expected back until the New Year. Tom Lockyear is undergoing rehab after his heart problem.

Chelsea team news

In  Out Doubtful
Cole Palmer, Raheem Sterling Marc Cucurella, Reece James, Robert Sanchez, Wesley Fofana, Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, Enzo Fernandez, Ben Chilwell, Romeo Lavia Mykhailo Mudryk

Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling are back for Chelsea following suspension, but the Blues remain without a host of injured players including captain Reece James and vice-captain Ben Chilwell. Romeo Lavia has also been added back to the injury list, having been injured on his debut in midweek, while Mykhailo Mudryk is a doubt having had to come off against Palace with a knock.

Luton vs Chelsea head-to-head record

  • 25 August 2023 – Chelsea 3-0 Luton – Premier League
  • 2 March 2022 – Luton 2-3 Chelsea – FA Cup
  • 24 January 2021 – Chelsea 3-1 Luton – FA Cup
  • 9 April 1994 – Chelsea 2-0 Luton – FA Cup
  • 28 December 1991 – Luton 2-0 Chelsea – Division One

Chelsea have won their last four meetings with Luton across all competitions, with the Hatters last tasting victory in this fixture back in December 1991.

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