Luton Town
Rob Edwards does not have any new issues hampering his preparations ahead of his side’s latest fixture. Against Chelsea on Saturday, the Luton Town manager will be bereft of the services of five first-team players.

Tom Lockyer is out indefinitely after suffering a cardiac arrest a few days ago against AFC Bournemouth. Issa Kabore (knock), Reece Burke (hamstring), Dan Potts (thigh), and Marvelous Nakamba (knee) are the other absentees for the home side.

Luton Town will line up in a 3-4-2-1 formation against Chelsea, with Thomas Kaminski featuring in the goal. Gabriel Osho, Teden Mengi, and Amari’i Bell will form the central defensive unit. The trio will look to keep things tight at the back, receiving defensive support from the two wing-backs, Alfie Doughty and Ryan Giles.

Ross Barkley has had a transformational effect at Luton Town after settling down at Kenilworth Road. The former Chelsea midfielder will line up alongside Albert Sambi Lokonga in the middle of the park. Finally, Elijah Adebayo, Carlton Morris, and Andros Townsend should form a fluid offensive trifecta on Saturday.
Probable Lineup (3-4-2-1): Kaminski; Osho, Mengi, Bell; Doughty, Barkley, Lokonga, Giles; Townsend, Morris; Adebayo

Unlike his counterpart in the Luton Town dugout, Mauricio Pochettino has greeted positive updates on the team news front ahead of the trip to Kenilworth Road. The Chelsea manager will be without eight first-team players.

Raheem Sterling and Cole Palmer are available again after serving their respective suspensions earlier this week. The duo should return to the starting eleven on Saturday, joining Mykhailo Mudryk and Nicolas Jackson in the final third.

But Robert Sanchez (knee), Trevoh Chalobah (thigh), Wesley Fofana (knee), Reece James (hamstring), Marc Cucurella (ankle), Ben Chilwell (hamstring), Carney Chukwuemeka (knee), and Enzo Fernandez (groin) remain in the treatment room.

Djordje Petrovic will continue to deputise for Sanchez between the sticks. Chelsea will line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation in front of him, with the backline consisting of Malo Gusto, Axel Disasi, Thiago Silva, and Levi Colwill. Finally, Moises Caicedo and Conor Gallagher should pair up in the double pivot in the middle of the park, with the latter providing the forward thrust.
Probable Lineup (4-2-3-1): Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Colwill; Caicedo, Gallagher; Sterling, Palmer, Mudryk; Nkunku
Prediction: Luton Town 2-2 Chelsea

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