Chelsea 3-0 Luton Town: Chelsea secure Premier League win with Raheem Sterling's twice, rekindling passion
Posted : 26 August 2023
Raheem Sterling, the forward, is fully committed to scoring goals, and his brace propelled Chelsea to a comfortable victory over Luton, securing their first Premier League win under Mauricio Pochettino.
In the Friday match, the 28-year-old netted twice and provided an assist for Nicolas Jackson, emphasizing his desire to rekindle his football passion.
Having started the season in outstanding form, Sterling expressed his aspiration to become the top scorer for the club this season.
He articulated, "It's a goal I set for myself - to be Chelsea's leading scorer this season. I'm confident I can achieve it," in an interview with Sky Sports after the game.
Sterling's first goal of the match occurred in the 17th minute, as he skillfully maneuvered past three defenders from the right flank and expertly struck the ball into the bottom corner.
Later, in the 67th minute, he increased Chelsea's lead with a close-range finish from a cross delivered by Malo Gusto.
Sterling's involvement continued, contributing to Chelsea's third goal by delivering a well-placed low cross into the area, allowing Jackson to secure his maiden goal for the club.
Despite causing challenges for Chelsea throughout the game, Luton, newly promoted from the Championship, struggled to earn their first points of the season. Chelsea's quality ultimately enabled them to secure a full three points.
Although Chelsea introduced their £100 million signing, Moises Caicedo, for his full debut, the team recognized areas for improvement under Pochettino's management, acknowledging that they were far from their peak performance.
The match's competitiveness was not accurately reflected in the scoreline, as a crucial save by Robert Sanchez prevented Luton from equalizing when the score was 1-0.
Ben Chilwell had the opportunity to make it 2-0 before Sterling and Jackson's second-half goals, but he chose to pass instead of taking a shot when presented with a goal-scoring opportunity.