Chelsea 3-0 Luton Town: 4 positives and just one negative

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Nicolas Jackson: Opened his goal account

Jackson was very effective against Luton. His movement was excellent and he won a comfortable majority of his duels. He won 5/8 ground duels, created a clear-cut chance, and finally opened his goal account for Chelsea. He dropped deep way too many times during the game. He needs to occupy the centerbacks more and leave build-up to his teammates. He took five shots – which is very good – and got three of them on target.

Decision making

Chelsea’s decision-making was the best thing about them tonight. Their decision-making – especially in the final third – helped create many high-quality chances, with the west London side leaving with five clear-cut chances created, converting two of them. The five chances also came from several different players.

Malo Gusto, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Jackson and Conor Gallagher all created big chances for the Blues on the night. This impeccable decision-making has to continue if the Blues are to score as many goals as they should in easy games.

No injuries

Chelsea finished the game with no one going off injured. This is a huge positive because the squad already seems thin in certain areas. All around the league, players are being reported injured, and for long periods too. It seems like the Blues could not catch a break.