Chelsea vs Luton: The stats, and facts

Chelsea vs Luton: The stats, and facts

Chelsea will be back in action when they host Luton Town in the fourth round of the FA Cup. 

The Blues have stuttered in the league in recent weeks but comfortably made the fourth round with a 4-0 win over Morecambe. 

They then lost to Leicester City in the Premier League in midweek and will be out to ensure they bounce back to winning ways. 

Chelsea vs Luton head to head

  • Chelsea will meet Luton in the FA Cup for the fourth time, and the first for 27 years
  • Luton’s last victory at the Bridge was in September 1986, also in the First Division
  • Luton Town assistant manager and chief recruitment officer Mick Harford scored Chelsea's first-ever Premier League goal, against Oldham in his one season with us in 1992/93

Chelsea stats

  • Chelsea are hoping to progress to the FA Cup fifth round for the 23rd time in 26 attempts
  • Since the Blues' home defeat to Bayern Munich last February, Frank Lampard’s side have only lost two of their 20 matches at Stamford Bridge, winning 13 of them
  • The last team from a lower division to beat the Blues in the FA Cup was Bradford City in the fourth round in 2015
  • The Blues' 1-0 defeat away to Barnsley in 2008 was the last time they lost to a Championship side in the FA Cup
  • Since Frank Lampard became Chelsea head coach he has given eight Academy players their first-team debut: Mason Mount, Billy Gilmour, Reece James, Marc Guehi, Ian Maatsen, Tino Anjorin, Tariq Lamptey, and Armando Broja

Luton stats

  • Luton are appearing in the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in eight years
  • Since their semi-final defeat at Wembley to Chelsea in 1994, the Hatters have only reached the fifth round once when they lost 3-0 to Millwall at Kenilworth Road in 2013
  • Luton last defeated a Premier League side in the competition in 2012/13 when they beat Norwich in the fourth round
  • They have played Man Utd at home in the Carabao Cup earlier this season and lost 3-0
  • On Wednesday, Luton lost to the only goal at Brentford. It was their second defeat in all competitions since Boxing Day, winning the other three