Getting to know YOUR Premier League club before the start of the season - Luton Town

Published on 7 August 2023 at 17:00

Luton Town completed many clubs' dream last season by beating Coventry City at Wembley to get themselves into the Premier League. The Hatters journey going from the Conference to the Premier League in just nine years is one that will go down in the history books. The team with the lowest budget in the EFL Championship defied all odds by finishing third and confirming the top flight through the Play Off's, it will be an interesting season for Rob Edwards' men let's take a look at how they will go into their first matches.



Who's in charge?


The current Luton Town gaffer Rob Edwards has only been in charge since last November when The Hatters saw the departure of Nathan Jones to current Championship side Southampton - we all know how that went. Will Edwards struggle this season? Lets take a look at how Rob Edwards likes to set up.

Last season formation was primarily a 3-5-2 or 3-4-1-2 formation and I can't see many changes in that department considering their success last year. However they swiftly switch up into a 5-3-2 in an attempt to deny as much space on the edge of the box for their opposition. In modern football people say success comes from pressing and domination however Luton Town tend to differ although their fullbacks have an aggressive style to win the ball back they usually have lots of cover behind them in case they struggle to get it back. Will Premier League regulars be able to pick this approach apart we shall see!


The In's and Out's




Ryan Giles - Wolves, undisclosed

Tahith Chong - Birmingham, £4m

Mads Andersen - Barnsley, undisclosed

Marvelous Nakamba - Aston Villa, undisclosed

Chiedozie Ogbene - Rotherham, free

Issa Kaboure - Manchester City, loan

Thomas Kaminski - Blackburn, £2.5m




Carlos Mendes Gomes - Bolton, undisclosed

Sonny Bradley - Derby, free

Harry Isted - Charlton, free

Josh Neufville - AFC Wimbledon, free

Henri Lansbury - Released

Elliot Thorpe - Shrewsbury, loan

Jack Walton - Dundee United, loan

Fred Onyedinma - Rotherham, loan

Joe Taylor - Colchester, loan



Luton Town's standout player


If Luton Town manage to stay up this season I think a lot of it will be down to Carlton Morris, Edwards' men will be hoping that their best asset this season is their defense. Luton Town's main chance of survival is grinding out points as they are never going to go out there and regularly turn teams over at a high deficit. Their approach will be more than likely to be solid and counter and presumably Chong and Morris will be the outlet for them. Therefore I think with Chong's technique and Morris' clinical finishing he will be their main positive outlet this year.


Will it be a successful or unsuccessful season for Luton Town?


It is hard to say whether this is a success or not, I do think they will get relegated but not without a fight. Any season in Premier League is a success for the Hatters especially looking at where they were nine years ago but I think they will just miss out on survival. However not all is negative as if they do go down they have strong enough Championship players to have a shout of going straight back up


Harry Lucas

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