Predicted Chelsea XI vs Luton Town: Nkunku starts in 4-2-2-2 formation

After scrapping a late winner against the Eagles midweek, Mauricio Pochettino's Chelsea will travel to Kenilworth Road to take on Luton Town and here is the predicted Blues XI
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1. Goalkeeper: Djordje Petrovic (Serbia)

It's safe to say that Petrovic is Chelsea's new no.1 as the fans expect him to continue in goal even after the return of Robert Sanchez. Great shot stopper and seems to be very comfortable with the ball at his feet.

2. Right Back: Malo Gusto (France)

Malo Gusto started against Palace and dropped his best performance by far in Chelsea colors. If he carries such momentum, the Chels' faithful will not feel their skipper's absence.

""You just don’t want a 1v1 of Colwill against Olise… When he put Malo Gusto against him, it was a different game. I think Malo Gusto had a good game.

He set up the first goal and the kid could handle both sides [of the pitch]. I had a quick chat with him in pre-season and he said left or right didn’t matter to him. He literally showed it today.”"

Mario Melchiot on Malo Gusto

3. Centre Back: Thiago Silva (Brazil)

The veteran should be returning to the starting XI after being rested in the last game. Also this looks like a good fixture to rest the pairing that started in midweek as they've been heavily involved lately.

4. Centre Back: Levi Colwill (England)

The England International has struggled in the wider areas of the pitch. Playing him out of position is quite evidently restricting his output. He was subbed off at half time in the last game and should be fresh to play out the entire 90 tomorrow.

5. Left Back: Ian Maatsen (Netherlands)

With Marc Cucurella and Ben Chilwell unavailable, Ian Maatsen should've been the next option we look at naturally. However the Gaffer preferred Colwill over the Dutch left back; using Maatsen higher up the pitch. But with Colwill's recent struggles and Maatsen starting the last game, we could see a change in position.

Colwill/Maatsen at Left back?