Luton came away empty-handed from the second game running as they fell to a 3-0 defeat against Chelsea in Friday’s encounter at Stamford Bridge.
Goals in either half from Raheem Sterling left Rob Edwards’s men with a near-unassailable task before Nicolas Jackson put the result beyond doubt 15 minutes from time.
One of four teams still yet to pick up a point so far, the Hatters sit bottom but one in the Premier League table, albeit with a game in hand.
Awaiting them next is the challenge of an opposing outfit who boast just one victory from the most recent six meetings involving the sides.
Currently on a run of six and two draws from their last eight matches on home turf, Tuesday’s hosts will be keen to secure a much-needed win in front of their fans to help kickstart their season.
Gillingham claimed a shock 3-1 win over Southampton in the first round of the EFL Cup when the teams went head-to-head at Priestfield Stadium on August 8.
Ashley Nadesan’s opener and a second-half double from Robbie McKenzie put Neil Harris’s men in the driving seat, after which Carlos Alcaraz pulled one back.
That was the second of five consecutive victories for the Gills who, however, suffered a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Colchester on Saturday.
Town English duo Jordan Clark and Dan Potts are currently battling with ankle injuries and will not be playing any part in this one.Twenty-five-year-old Gabriel Osho also misses out for
the hosts through a knee problem he sustained in the promotion playoff final in May.Ross Barkley could be set to retain his place in the starting lineup after making his debut for his new employers against Chelsea last time out