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Date: 30 December 2023
Kick-Off: 12:30 UK, 13:30 CET
Venue: Kenilworth Road
TV: TNT Sports
Luton vs Chelsea: Top free betting tips
Luton face Chelsea at Kenilworth Road in the Premier League on Saturday 30 December with the hosts looking to put in another impressive display at home against one of the traditional “big six”. Chelsea, meanwhile, are searching for back-to-back league wins for just the second time this season. Our Luton vs Chelsea prediction is for a high-scoring match with a draw the most likely result.
Match result prediction: Draw
Luton have been impressive of late, beating Newcastle 1-0 thanks to a first-half strike from Andros Townsend and then coming from behind to beat Sheffield United 3-2 on Boxing Day. Chelsea, meanwhile, stumbled to a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace last time out with a Noni Madueke penalty securing the win late on. Chelsea have only won back-to-back league games once this season while Luton are a tough nut to crack at home.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals
The over 2.5 goals market seems a banker here. The market has been covered in eight of Chelsea's last ten matches in all competitions while it has been covered in five of Luton's last seven matches. Luton have already enjoyed high-scoring matches with top-level opposition at Kenilworth Road, most notably the 4-3 loss to Arsenal at the beginning of December.
Correct score prediction: Luton 2-2 Chelsea
Luton have improved their form in front of goal in recent weeks and the Hatters have netted eight goals in their last four Premier League matches. Chelsea haven't been quite as prolific, scoring seven in their last four but between them, they are averaging around two goals a match in recent times. Given that, and Chelsea's poor record in matches directly after a win, a 2-2 draw seems a good bet.
Luton vs Chelsea team news
Luton predicted lineup vs Chelsea
Luton have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match with Chelsea so Rob Edwards could be tempted to pick the same starting lineup again. The likes of Reece Burke, Dan Potts, Marvelous Nakamba, Tom Lockyer and Issa Kabore are still missing but Jordan Clark could return to the starting lineup after missing the trip to Sheffield with illness. Meanwhile, Carlton Morris could push for a start after impressing off the bench at Bramall Lane.
Kaminski – Giles, Osho, Mengi, Bell, Doughty – Barkley, Lokonga – Townsend, Morris, Adebayo
Chelsea predicted lineup vs Luton
Mauricio Pochettino will have Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer available for selection again after the pair served suspensions against Crystal Palace. Both men should return to the starting lineup while Christopher Nkunku is likely to start again after making his full debut on Wednesday night. Romeo Lavia came off the bench against Palace and could be in line for his first Blues start at Kenilworth Road. The likes of Chilwell, James and Sanchez all remain out with injury.
Petrovic – Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Colwill – Caicedo, Gallagher – Sterling, Palmer, Nkunku – Jackson
Luton vs Chelsea: What the fans think
Hatters fancy their chances
A win against Chelsea would set us up nicely for Burnley (a). Another big chance of three points.
Realistically, can you see us beating Chelsea on Saturday?
— Robson O'Reardon🎗 (@RobsonOReardon) December 28, 2023
Blues call for another Madueke start
Hopefully Pochettino backs his words by starting him against Luton on Saturday https://t.co/P8jcWWBmEe
— CFCTherapist (@savage_analyst) December 28, 2023
How far will Chelsea fans travel to Kenilworth Road?
Chelsea fans have a 38-mile trip to Luton on Saturday afternoon. The journey will take around one hour and 20 minutes via car or coach. To get to Kenilworth Road via public transport, the Chelsea away fans will need to get on a London Overground service to Luton Railway Station. From there, Kenilworth Road is just a one-mile walk away.
Luton vs Chelsea: Tickets
Luton have sold out all of their tickets for the match against Chelsea with the club urging any season ticket holders who can't attend to contact the ticket office so they can redistribute the ticket accordingly. There are a limited number of hospitality packages still available for the match and these can be purchased through Luton's website. Chelsea were given an allocation of 1,151 tickets for the match and all of these tickets have been sold to season ticket holders.