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Luton Town vs Chelsea betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions and odds

Luton Town vs Chelsea betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions and odds
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Chelsea are unbeaten in 23 cup matches against lower-league opposition. The Blues have also won three of four FA Cup ties against Luton, including last season, with their sole loss coming in a replay in 1935.

Chelsea to win and over 2.5 goals is 21/20.

Chelsea to win and both teams to score is 21/10.

Romelu Lukaku is 3/1 to break the deadlock and 4/5 to net anytime.

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Match preview

Luton Town vs Chelsea betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions and odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 23: Timo Werner of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Chelsea FC and Juventus at Stamford Bridge on November 23, 2021 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Will Chelsea stay on course for yet another Wembley cup final?

On Sunday, the Blues took on Liverpool in the Carabao Cup Final and, despite finishing 0-0 after two hours of play, it was an enthralling encounter.

Chelsea had no less than three goals ruled out for offside with Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz, twice, denied by the assistant’s flag and subsequent VAR check.

So, for the sixth time in League Cup Final history, the match went to penalties, but none of the previous five had been quite like this.

The first 21 spot-kicks were all scored with Kepa Arrizabalaga, sent on to keep them out, then skying his effort high into the Wembley night sky.

This saw Liverpool lift the trophy with Chelsea leaving disappointed.

The Blues have actually appeared in a domestic cup final in each of the last six season, but have lost five of them, only lifting the FA Cup in 2018.

Now, they’re looking to remain on track to reach both cup finals for the first time in 15 years.

Thomas Tuchel’s men currently sit 16 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and, even with two games in hand, that is surely out of reach.

Of course, retaining the Champions League is the priority but last year’s runners-up would love to add the FA Cup to their UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup titles.

Will Chelsea avoid a slip-up here?

Luton Town meanwhile are pushing to return to the top-flight for the first time since 1991/92.

The Hatters beat Derby County 1-0 on Saturday, Danny Hylton the scorer, so sit sixth in the Championship, thereby in the last play-off place.

This is a club who’ve been all the way down to the fifth-tier since they last played top-flight football, but their fans are dreaming just now.

In the cup, Nathan Jones’ have so far beaten Harrogate Town and Cambridge United, 4-0 and 3-0, to get this far.

Thus, to say this’ll be a much tougher challenge against the European and world champions is an understatement.

Will Kenilworth Road witness a famous upset?

Luton Town team news

Luton Town home ground: Kenilworth Road

LUTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view inside the stadium prior to the Sky Bet League Two match between Luton Town and Newport County at Kenilworth Road on September 30, 2017 in Luton, England. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Getty Images)

Given that Luton have won three in a row, and six of their last eight, there’s no need for Nathan Jones to mess with a winning formulae.

They are without central-defender Sonny Bradley as well as midfielders Jordan Clark and Luke Berry due to long-term injuries.

But, Robert Snodgrass could make his debut for the club; he was on the bench on Saturday having joined on a free from West Brom not long before.

However, fellow-Scot Allan Campbell, Gabriel Osho and Henri Lansbury are a very settled midfield trio.

Danny Hylton’s goal off the bench against Derby should earn him a start here.

He could partner Elijah Adebayo with Harry Cornick joining Cameron Jerome on the bench.

Chelsea team news

Luton Town vs Chelsea betting tips: FA Cup preview, predictions and odds

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 05: Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea reacts after their 2nd goal during the Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge on January 5, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Thomas Tuchel meanwhile is likely to heavily rotate his XI after a gruelling, energy-sapping and ultimately disappointing 120 minutes on Sunday.

César Azpilicueta hobbled off 57 minutes into the final so Reece James, who’s only just back from injury, could make his first start of 2022.

Alternatively, and what’s actually more likely, Callum Hudson-Odoi could fill-in at right-wing-back so James isn’t rushed back.

Elsewhere, Sunday’s other unused substitutes Malang Sarr, Saúl Ñíguez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek could all come into the team.

Romelu Lukaku is likely to lead the line, in an attempt to boost his confidence; his only goals of 2022 have come against Chesterfield, Al-Hilal and Palmeiras.

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s introduction was certainly the big talking point of the League Cup Final but he could be in from the start here.

Although, if Édouard Mendy was to don the gloves, he’d make six consecutive appearances in six different competitions:

Africa Cup of Nations, Club World Cup, Premier League, Champions League, EFL Cup and then FA Cup; surely some sort of record?

Luton Town vs Chelsea FC form
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Huddersfield Town vs Luton Town - 1:0
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Luton Town vs Huddersfield Town - 1:1
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Luton Town vs Reading FC - 1:0
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Fulham FC vs Luton Town - 7:0
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Luton Town vs Blackpool - 1:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Chelsea FC vs Watford FC - 2:1
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Chelsea FC vs Leicester City - 1:1
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Chelsea FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:0
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Leeds United vs Chelsea FC - 0:3
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Chelsea FC vs Wolverhampton Wanderers - 2:2
Last 5 games for Luton Town
May 16, 2022 Championship 21/22 Huddersfield Town 1  - 0 Luton Town
May 13, 2022 Championship 21/22 Luton Town 1  - 1 Huddersfield Town
May 7, 2022 Championship 21/22 Luton Town 1  - 0 Reading FC
May 2, 2022 Championship 21/22 Fulham FC 7  - 0 Luton Town
April 23, 2022 Championship 21/22 Luton Town 1  - 1 Blackpool
Last 5 games for Chelsea FC
May 22, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Chelsea FC 2  - 1 Watford FC
May 19, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Chelsea FC 1  - 1 Leicester City
May 14, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Chelsea FC 0  - 0 Liverpool FC
May 11, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Leeds United 0  - 3 Chelsea FC
May 7, 2022 Premier League 21/22 Chelsea FC 2  - 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Luton Town vs Chelsea FC FA Cup 21/22 form
Luton Town Chelsea FC
3 Matches played 7
2 Matches won 5
24 Goal attempts 107
12 Shots on goal 43
7 Shots off goal 33
14 Corner kicks 46
22% Average ball possession 55%
5 Shots blocked 31
4 Cards given 5
28 Free kicks 67
5 Offsides 11
7 Goals by foot 18
2 Goals by head 1
9 Goals scored 14
3 Goals conceded 4
0 Shots on post 3
0 Shots on bar 3
Luton Town vs Chelsea FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Luton Town Chelsea FC
2 Matches 2
1 Home Matches 1
1 Away Matches 1
3 Total Goals 6
1.5 Average Goals Scored 3
0 Wins 2
2 Losses 0
0 Draws 0
Last 5 games & match results between Luton Town and Chelsea FC
March 2, 2022 FA Cup 21/22 Luton Town 2  - 3 Chelsea FC
January 24, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Chelsea FC 3  - 1 Luton Town

Premier League table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Brentford FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Chelsea FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Everton FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Fulham FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Leeds United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Liverpool FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Manchester City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Manchester United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Newcastle United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Nottingham Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Southampton FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 West Ham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: 1 min ago

Championship table:

# Team MP W D L F A D P
1 Birmingham City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Blackburn Rovers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Blackpool 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Bristol City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Burnley FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Cardiff City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Coventry City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Huddersfield Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Luton Town 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Middlesbrough FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Millwall FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Norwich City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Preston North End 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Queens Park Rangers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Reading FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Rotherham United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Sheffield United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 Stoke City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 Sunderland AFC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Swansea City 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Watford FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 West Bromwich Albion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Wigan Athletic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: 1 min ago

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