When they were pointed out by Raheem Sterling, scorer of two goals and an assist to Senegalese Nicholas Jackson, Chelsea smiled again and added their first win of the season at the hands of recently promoted Luton Town, with little to no concern for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Rob Edwards’ team is still mulling over the category change. Meanwhile, he is the perfect match for any opponent in need. So it was with Chelsea. Few have more perseverance than the blues. Over last season and this one’s poor start with a draw against Liverpool and a painful loss to West Ham.
In it, Sterling did as he pleased. Luton, who were thrashed 4-1 by Brighton on their Premier League debut, found no way to stop the fast local player, who had already booked seven minutes later, with a mid-range shot saved by goalkeeper Thomas Kaminsky.
He had more skill ten years later, in the 17th minute, when he received the ball from Malo Gusto on the right and executed a brilliant individual action. he dodged every defense, entered the box and scored.
Chelsea felt comfortable against an innocent opponent who hardly made them suffer. He did not respond to failure. Nicholas Jackson was able to score the second goal with a strike from outside the box early in the second half. Goal guests are not surprised.
Luton had a chance during the game. It was Ryan Giles’ first and only boot up to that point, forcing Spaniard Robert Sanchez to make a miraculous save, a display of reflexes.
The accident broke out completely on the last leg of the journey. He marked the second Sterling into the net in the center of the box with a pass from the right of Moises Caicedo.
And five later, in 1974, the third sentence was pronounced. The sterling cross reached Nicholas Jackson, who left the centre-backs in full view and beat Kaminsky for the third time.
The game was broken because of the changes and because both of them accepted the situation. Luton tried to win back his new defeat, and Pochettino, reassured by the victory, began to oxygenate his outfield players and give minutes to the bench.
— Data sheet:
3 – Chelsea: Robert Sanchez; Axel Diassy, Thiago Silva, Levi Colville; No Taste, Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo, Ben Chilwell (Ian Maatsen, m.86); Raheem Sterling (Mason Burstow, m.90), Conor Gallagher and Nicholas Jackson (Leslie Ugochukwu, m.83).
0 – Luton Town: Thomas Kaminsky; Rhys Burke (Mads Andersen, m.77), Tom Lockyer, Amari Bell; Issa Kaboer (Alfie Doughty, m.70), Ross Barkley (Raddock Pelly, m.77), Marvelus Nakamba, Tahit Chong (Chiedozi Ogbene, m.77), Ryan Giles; Carlton Morris and Elijah Adebayo (Jacob Brown, m.70).
Goals: 1:0, m.17: Raheem Sterling; 2:0, m.68: Raheem Sterling; 3-0, m.75: Nicholas Jackson.
Judge: Robert Jones. He showed yellow cards to Luton Town’s Tom Lockyer and Marvelous Nakamba and Chelsea’s Enzo Fernandez.
Incidents: The match of the third day of the Premier League took place at the stadium “Stamford Bridge” in London.