The new Chelsea boss has not won either of his first two outings despite some promising moments, and a defeat to a newly-promoted Hatters side would pile the pressure on.
Even at this early stage of the season, the Blues simply have to win. The optics of losing to Luton in the eyes of their fans, with all due respect to Rob Edwards and his team, are hardly worth considering.
The Hatters have not played since their opening weekend defeat to Brighton but have little to lose on their trip to west London.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Chelsea vs Luton is scheduled for an 8pm kick-off time on Friday 25 August, 2023.
Stamford Bridge in London will host.
Where to watch Chelsea vs Luton
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR. Coverage starts at 7pm.
Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch on a live stream via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog. Nizaar Kinsella will be providing expert analysis from the ground.
Chelsea vs Luton team news
Chelsea XI: Sanchez; Disasi, Silva, Colwill, Gusto; Enzo, Gallagher, Caicedo, Sterling, Jackson, Chilwell
Subs: Bergstrom, Beach, Humphreys, Cucurella, Maatsen, Ugochukwu, Moreira, Madueke, Burstow
Luton XI: Kaminski, Burke, Lockyer, Bell, Kabore, Barkley, Nakamba, Chong, Giles, Morris, Adebayo
Subs: Krul, Andersen, Ogbene, Berry, Woodrow, Mpanzu, Brown, Doughty, Johnson
Chelsea vs Luton prediction
The Blues are far from perfect but surely have enough to beat Luton, spirited and well-organised as they may be.
If they don’t, there are some serious issues afoot.
Chelsea to win 3-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Chelsea wins: 19
Luton wins: 14
Chelsea vs Luton latest odds
Chelsea to win: 1/6
Luton to win: 10/1
Odds via Betfair and subject to change.