April 13, 2024

Chelsea’s big scare at Luton

Nothing is simple for this Chelsea team. By the 70th minute, we were ready to write that the Blues were doing much better. Mauricio Pochettino’s men, following their victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening, were comfortably leading 3-0 at Luton.

Noni Madueke had already scored a decisive goal against Palace, with a powerful shot from an angle (0-2, 37th). And Cole …

Nothing is simple for this Chelsea team. By the 70th minute, we were ready to write that the Blues were doing much better. Mauricio Pochettino’s men, following their victory over Crystal Palace on Wednesday evening, were comfortably leading 3-0 at Luton.

Noni Madueke had already scored a decisive goal against Palace, with a powerful shot from an angle (0-2, 37th). And Cole Palmer, who had opened the scoring when former Marseille player Issa Kaboré failed to connect with the ball (0-1, 12th), scored another gem on the counter-attack, showing off his technical prowess on Nicolas Jackson’s opener (0-3, 70th). Week after week, the former Manchester City man confirms that he is Chelsea’s unexpected top recruit this season.

A storm over Chelsea’s goal at the end of the match

But there was a crazy end to the match, with the Luton team laying siege to Djordje Petrovic’s goal.the Blues’ excellent interim goalkeeper. After Adebayo’s goal had been disallowed (74th), the resurrected Ross Barkley headed in a winner against his former club (1-3, 80th), before Elijah Adebayo scored another, this time a valid goal (2-3, 87th).

Meanwhile, there were also two shots on the bar for Luton, and a number of hotly contested situations in the Chelsea box, which got into quite a storm in the final quarter of an hour. At the very least, it will prevent the Blues from getting their heads stuck in the sand with what looks like the start of a positive run for the 10th-placed team…