Luton Town vs Chelsea: Preview, team news, key facts and predicted lineup

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With the 5th round of the FA Cup set to kick-off, Championship side Luton Town host the European champions Chelsea at the Kenilworth Road on Wednesday night.

Luton Town comes into the game after a narrow 1-0 win over Derby County. While last time around in the FA Cup, Luton Town beat giant-killers Cambridge United 3-0. While the Championship side thrashed Harrogate Town 4-0 in the third round of the FA Cup.

Luton Town Form (all competitions): W W L W W W

Chelsea comes into the game after a disappointing EFL Cup final defeat on penalties against Liverpool. But last time around in the FA Cup, Chelsea beat Plymouth Argyle in extra time. Thomas Tuchel will be hoping to put the EFL Cup final defeat behind him and qualify for the next round of the FA Cup.

Chelsea Form (all competitions): W W W W W L

Key facts

  • Chelsea and Luton Town are meeting in the FA Cup for the second season running.
  • Last term, Chelsea beat Luton Town 3-1 in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
  • Luton have won four of their last five home games against Chelsea in the top flight of English football.
  • But Luton have lost eight of their last 11 FA Cup ties against top-flight opposition.
  • The Blues have won 19 of their last 22 FA Cup games.
  • Both the sides have netted seven-time during this term’s competition. Both sides have seven different players netting one goal each.

Team news

Both Luke Berry and Jordan Clark are back in training for Luton. Sonny Bradley is ruled out of the clash. Henri Lansbury is a minor doubt ahead of the clash. New signing Robert Snodgrass may also make his debut against the Premier League side. Pelly-Ruddock Mpanzu should be fit and start in the clash.

The blues will welcome Hakim Ziyech back after missing the EFL Cup final defeat against Liverpool. Andreas Christensen remains a minor doubt. Club captain Cesar Azpilicueta looks set to miss the clash due to a knock he picked up against Liverpool. Callum Hudson-Odoi should be restored to the starting lineup. Ben Chilwell still remains out due to his ACL injury.

Predicted lineup

Luton Town predicted lineup:

Steer; Naismith, Burke, Lockyer; Bree, Campbell, Mpanzu, Berry, Bell; Cornick, Adebayo

Chelsea predicted lineup:

Kepa; Chalobah, Rudiger, Sarr; James, Jorginho, Saul, Hudson-Odoi; Ziyech, Werner; Lukaku

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