Adrian Clarke looks at key tactical points and players who can be decisive in Matchweek 3.
Luton will feel they have a style of play that can cause Chelsea problems at Stamford Bridge on Friday.
With Luton likely to have a similar share of the ball against Chelsea, they must try to match the Hammers’ efficiency inside the final third.
Morris an aerial threat
His physicality is an integral part of the way Edwards’ side play, with the goalkeeper and central defenders clipping a lot of long passes up to his head or chest from deep.
He is outstanding at winning those duels, linking play nicely and helping Luton gain territory.
Morris won 10 of 14 aerial duels against Brighton, meaning his average in this department is currently way more than any other Premier League player.
Premier League forwards' aerial duels 23/24*
|Player||Mins||Aerial duels||Aerial duels won||Won/90|
*Top stats for forwards with at least 90 minutes played this season
If Chelsea do not compete well enough against Morris in the air, he can be an influential figure.
When the Blues cannot win the initial header, they must ensure they pick up the second ball.
Pochettino will be aware that 25.6 per cent of Luton’s passes against Brighton were classified as long, with Morris a regular target, so he should put a plan in place.
Chelsea are expected to monopolise possession and play most of this match inside the visitors' half.
Manchester City loanee Kabore caught the eye with some menacing raids down the right. And left-sided Giles, who provided 20 Championship assists while on loan at Cardiff City and Middlesbrough across the last two seasons, will definitely need to be closed down.
Giles picked out the dangerous Morris with seven successful passes in Matchweek 1, including three inside the box.
Giles also made seven open-play crosses, which puts him joint-top of the league’s rankings for his total per 90 minutes.
Most open-play crosses 23/24*
|Player||Appearances||Mins||Open play crosses||Per 90|
*Top stats for players with at least 90 minutes played
That will give Luton heart that they can follow suit.
Giles is a superb technician from corners and wide free-kicks, so Chelsea would be advised to limit the number of set-plays they give away.
The 27-year-old is not the only danger man Luton have at dead-ball situations either.
Luton know they are overwhelming underdogs against their illustrious hosts, but their direct tactical approach has the potential to unsettle them.
They will try to take advantage of facing a new-look Chelsea, preying on any hesitation or communication issues.