Noni Madueke celebrates scoring his team first goal after shooting a penalty kick during the English League Cup  (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)Noni Madueke celebrates scoring his team first goal after shooting a penalty kick during the English League Cup  (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)
Noni Madueke celebrates scoring his team first goal after shooting a penalty kick during the English League Cup (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Chelsea vs Luton Town: Confirmed team news and predicted XI as Pochettino goes in search of first win

Chelsea will take on Luton Town in their thirds game of the Premier League season on Friday night.

Chelsea will be hoping for a swift response to the disappointing 2-0 defeat to West Ham over the weekend when newly promoted Luton Town visit Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are without a win after a 1-1 draw with Liverpool was followed by the weekend’s defeat in east London. They also have one fresh injury concern after midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka underwent surgery for a knee problem he picked up in the game.

He now joins the likes of Reece James, Wesley Fofana and striker Christopher Nkunku as players unable to contribute due to injury.

On team selection, Mauricio Pochettino will now have to decide if he brings Ben Chilwell back to the left back and push Levi Colwill into left central defence after his struggling performance against West Ham.

At right back, there is also the need to see if Axel Disasi could be moved there in place of Malo Gusto who did little wrong but did not contribute to the attacking play as much as his manager would have liked.

Raheem Sterling the star of the Chelsea team against the Hammers will hope he continues his bright form and possibly get his first goal of the season while record signing Moises Caicedo will hope his home debut is better than the one he had at the London Stadium.

Nineteen-year-old Romeo Lavia was not in training on Wednesday as well underfire Mykhailo Mudryk. Chelsea boss Pochettino addressed the need to score goals and hinted at a striker signing before the transfer window closes.

He said: “I don’t think the problem is that we need another striker. The chances that we created, we need to be more clinical. It is not only the strikers that need to be clinical in front of goal.”

So with everything in mind, here is how we expected the Argentine manager to set up his team: