Blues vs. Hatters: Clash of Debutants in Stamford Bridge Showdown

The defensive lineup for the Blues remains consistent with last week’s West Ham United clash as we prepare to host newly promoted Luton this Friday evening. In the absence of the injured captain Reece James, Malo Gusto earns his first start at Stamford Bridge, partnering with Axel Disasi, Thiago Silva, and Levi Colwill. Robert Sanchez maintains his position as the goalkeeper.

Conor Gallagher and Enzo Fernandez keep their places in the midfield, but they’re now joined by our new signing, Moises Caicedo, stepping in for the injured Carney Chukwuemeka. This marks Caicedo’s debut start for Chelsea, following his impressive 30-minute performance at the London Stadium.

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The rest of the squad remains unchanged, with Ben Chilwell and Raheem Sterling on the flanks and Nicolas Jackson leading our attack.

Diego Moreira, another summer signing, is named among the substitutes for the first time in a competitive match.

As for our opponents, Luton Town, they’ve made two alterations from their opening day defeat to Brighton. Former Chelsea player Ross Barkley takes Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu’s place in midfield, marking his Luton debut. Reece Burke replaces Mads Andersen in the defensive lineup.

Chelsea Starting XI: Sanchez, Gusto, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Colwill, Enzo, Caicedo, Gallagher, Sterling, Jackson, Chilwell (c)

Chelsea Substitutes: Beach, Bergstrom, Humphreys, Cucurella, Maatsen, Ugochukwu, Madueke, Moreira, Burstow

Luton Town Starting XI: Kaminski, Burke, Lockyer (c), Bell, Kabore, Chong, Nakamba, Barkley, Giles, Morris, Adebayo

Luton Town Substitutes: Krul, Andersen, Doughty, Johnson, Berry, Mpanzu, Ogbene, Brown, Woodrow

Referee: Robert Jones

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