chelsea won their first competitive game under manager Mauricio Pochettino with a 3-0 win at home against new Premier League players Town of Luton Friday thanks to two goals from Raheem Sterling And Nicholas JacksonThis is the first strike of the Londoners.
Sterling received the ball from the back wing Malo Gustostepped in from the right and worked his way through the Luton defense before firing low into the far corner in the 17th minute for one of his best goals in a Chelsea shirt.
The duo combined again in the 68th when Gusto received an assist from the British record transfer signing. Moses Caicedolooked calm on his first start for Chelsea, and the Frenchman crossed for a simple finish by Sterling.
It was the first victory of the season for Les Bleus, after a 1-1 draw against liverpool and last Sunday’s 3-1 loss to West Ham United and only their second victory in 15 premier league games, including last season’s terrible streak.
Luton, who are playing just their second Premier League game in 31 years – having started with a 4-1 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion – and with a squad made up largely of players from the lower divisions, missed a chance to equalize on the hour mark.
Home fans responded enthusiastically as Chelsea recorded their first home league win since March 4 and Pochettino delivered on his promise to allow the Blues to play attractive football after last season’s struggles under Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter , both licensed.
Sterling has thrived under the Argentine’s management after struggling to find consistent form most of the time since leaving Manchester City in July last year.
“I had a chat with the coach earlier last week and we went through the role and I know exactly what he expects of me and it’s as simple as that,” Sterling said.
“I arrived in a difficult period, everything is over,” he added. “I think the most important thing is that I did a review of myself and I’m a person who always tries to analyze what I did, what I did wrong, what I can change.”
Less dramatically, Friday’s win was also significant for the way Caicedo fitted into Chelsea’s midfield anchor role, allowing Enzo Fernandez And Conor Gallagher to venture further and stretch Luton which was outclassed.