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Luton Town have the chance to move out of the Premier League’s relegation zone when they host Chelsea this lunchtime, exclusively live on talkSPORT.

The Hatters have won their last two games and they now sit in 18th place and on the brink of moving away from the bottom three. 

Luton vs Chelsea LIVE commentary: Hatters aiming to move out of Premier League relegation zone by taking huge scalp – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

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Luton are showing they are good enough to be in the Premier LeagueCredit: Getty

Rob Edwards now takes on Mauricio Pochettino aiming to claim a huge scalp and continue his side’s good form. 

Pochettino’s men remain inconsistent having followed up their Christmas Eve defeat at Wolves with a victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday. 

Luton vs Chelsea: Hope for the Hatters 

Luton came from behind in the final 15 minutes to beat Sheffield United 3-2 on Boxing Day.

They left Bramall Lane with three points against one of their biggest relegation rivals and the result proved that they are good enough to stay up. 

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The Hatters were virtually written off before the season even started as they embarked on their first campaign in the Premier League. 

However, the club are proving everyone wrong, beating top-four chasing Newcastle only three days before the victory in Sheffield. 

Edward’s side will now be out to beat one of the ‘Big Six’ for the first time and they have the opportunity to do it in front of their fans at Kenilworth Road. 

With Chelsea struggling yet again this season, Luton may just have a great chance of doing so… 

Pochettino won't be 100% confident his side can beat Luton

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Pochettino won’t be 100% confident his side can beat LutonCredit: Getty

Luton vs Chelsea: Team news

Midfielder Marvellous Nakamba missed out on Luton’s win over Sheffield United and is a doubt for this one. 

However, his replacement Albert Sambi Lokonga, who is on loan from Arsenal, put in a superb performance and should start again. 

Issa Kabore, Dan Potts and Reece Burke will all be out until next month. 

Former Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley should feature while Jordan Clark is back in contention.

As for the Blues, Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling return from their suspensions for picking up five yellow cards each. 

Enzo Fernandez has been struggling with a knock but could play while Trevoh Chalobah has returned to training during the festive period.

Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Robert Sanchez, Marc Cucurella, Wesley Fofana and Carney Chukwuemeka remain sidelined. 

Meanwhile, Mykhailo Mudryk and Romeo Lavia are doubtful after suffering knock against Crystal Palace.

Palmer will be back for Chelsea

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Palmer will be back for ChelseaCredit: Getty

Luton vs Chelsea: What has been said?

Blues boss Pochettino believes his players know what to expect from Kenilworth Road.

He said: “Of course. I think that game against Crystal Palace is a good example that we need to go there, to Luton, and to think it is going to be really tough. The stadium, the fans, it is a team that loves to fight, loves to work really, really hard.

“It is so difficult if you watch the last few games at their stadium, it’s always tough for all of the opponents.

“If we want to get a good result, we need to be ready to of course play football, but we need to match their desire, the capacity to fight in every single goal.

“It’s going to be a good test for us. It’s the challenge to be consistent. For us now, it’s to go there and first of all to fight, be clever, be focused and then try to win the game.”

Pochettino believes his players can win at Luton

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Pochettino believes his players can win at LutonCredit: Getty

Luton vs Chelsea: talkSPORT coverage 

This Premier League clash will take place on Saturday, December 30. 

Kick-off at Kenilworth Road is scheduled for 12:30pm. 

talkSPORT will have EXCLUSIVE live coverage of the game presented by Reshmin Chowdhury.

Commentary will come from Sam Matterface and former England strike Dean Ashton. 





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