Chelsea 3-0 Luton Town : 3 Blues lessons learned

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Raheem Sterling is back

The former Manchester City and Liverpool winger emerged as the pivotal leader, securing victory for Chelsea with a double goal effort against Luton on Friday night, marking Mauricio Pochettino’s inaugural triumph over the opposition.

The 28-year-old has demonstrated a remarkable performance streak, having now strung together three impressive displays under his new manager. This victory rightfully rewards the improved efforts of Pochettino’s team.

The England international has effectively reclaimed his peak form. His opening goal invoked memories reminiscent of the iconic Eden Hazard, as he elegantly maneuvered past three or four defenders before calmly slotting his finish beyond Thomas Kaminski.

Sterling’s performance displayed a sense of liberation as he consistently challenged the Luton defensive line, a persistence that eventually culminated in him sealing the victory. His adept conversion of a Malo Gusto cutback mirrored the kind of goals he frequently scored during his tenure at Manchester City.

Sterling’s well-placed low cross facilitated Nicolas Jackson’s first goal in Chelsea’s colors, grabbing himself an assist.

Blues still need time to click

The home team experienced a temporary slowdown in the middle phase of the match. Nonetheless, numerous positive aspects characterized the evening.