Pochettino sends warning to Chelsea players ahead of Saturday match

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Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that Chelsea’s Premier League tie with Luton Town will not be a walkover.

18th placed Luton have won their last two games, as they fight to avoid relegation at the end of the season.

The Hatters have also proven a difficult opponent for the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, who struggled against them.

“I’m an old man, I am romantic,” said Pochettino.

“I love football of the past and this kind of stadium makes you remember when I started to play.

“It’s a stadium that smells different. It’s not luxury in the way that we recognise luxury today.

“This type of stadium is one where you love to be there. It’s history, it’s completely different.

“Today we are living in a different era, but when you go there, you feel real football.”

“We need to go to Luton thinking that it’s going to be really tough. The stadium, the fans, it’s a team that loves to fight and work really hard,” the Blues boss added.

“If we want to get a good result, we need to be ready of course to play football, but we need to match the desire, the capacity to fight for every single ball.

“It’s going to be a good test for us.”