Chelsea player ratings vs Luton: two score 8/10 but one 5/10 in 3-0 Luton victory
Raheem Sterling scored a brace to help Chelsea to a 3-0 win over newly promoted side Luton Town in the Premier League.
The win was the first for manager Mauricio Pochettino who had come into the game with one draw and one defeat in his first two Premier League games as Chelsea boss.
Pochettino made just one change to his team, handing record signing Moises Caicedo his first start, in place of the injured Carney Chukwuemeka who has since undergone surgery.
Chelsea started the game on the front foot and the brilliant Sterling produced a solo run before passing the ball into the net for his first goal of the game and his campaign.
He was on hand for his seond goal in the second half too before striker Nicolas Jackson opened his account with a tidy finish with Sterling again the provider. This was one of his best performances for the club since signing from Manchester City last season.
Luton just like their first game against Brighton did not look like a team that could hurt the home side and spent large parts of it looking to defend, but credit to Chelsea who took the game to them and forced the goals.
This was also the first time Robert Sanchez had kept a clean sheet as the Blues finally got off to a great win that will delight the manager and fans.
Here is how they were rated by our reporter Rahman Osman.
Michael Caine is sitting on a sofa watching the Wimbledon championships on TV when, on a cloudy day in early July, I arrive to meet him at his apartment in a tower block at Chelsea Harbour. ‘I’ll turn it down,’ he says, reaching for the remote.