They didn’t deserve to beat Palace – Pundit gives prediction for Luton vs Chelsea

Former Premier League striker, Chris Sutton has predicted a 1-1 draw between Luton Town and Chelsea when both sides meet at Kenilworth later on Saturday.

Chelsea go into the game fresh off a hard-fought 2-1 win against Crystal Palace, which wasn’t deserved according to Sutton.

Meanwhile, Luton have won their last two matches, with their latest being a 3-2 win against Bottom-of-the-table Sheffield United, and Sutton has now predicted they will hold Chelsea to a 1-1 draw.

The pundit wrote for the BBC: “Luton are in the relegation zone, but they have an identity and a cause, and they always look like they are excited about playing in the Premier League. I am not sure you can say the same about Chelsea, for all the money they spent in the summer transfer window.

“Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino named the club’s youngest Premier League team in Wednesday’s win over Crystal Palace, which came courtesy of a debatable late penalty. I’m not sure they deserved it, but at least it meant I got one of my predictions about them right for a change.”

Sutton added: “I was tempted to go with another Chelsea win this time too, because I don’t think the Hatters can keep their intensity going after such a busy Christmas period, but I am going to go with a draw.”

Sutton’s final prediction: Luton 1 vs 1 Chelsea.