Michael Owen states his prediction for Leicester v Chelsea
Michael Owen predicts the likely outcome when Leicester City host Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday night
Michael Owen believes that Chelsea are only the slight favourites to beat Leicester City in the Premier League on Monday night.
The Blues travel to the King Power Stadium looking to return to winning ways in the top flight after the disappointment of their shock 1-0 loss to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge last weekend.
Jose Mourinho’s men did bounce back with a 2-0 win over Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night to ensure that they qualified for the last 16 as group winners.
But the west London side’s domestic form has left a lot to be desired this season, with the Blues having lost eight of their opening 14 Premier League games.
Nevertheless, former Liverpool striker Owen sees Chelsea’s as the favourites heading into the game – although he is expecting the game to finish as a 1-1 draw.
Owen wrote on his blog for Colossus Bets: “I see Chelsea are around 6-4 favourites to win at Leicester on Monday night, and that is obviously pretty hard to justify on this season’s form, even if they did beat Porto 2-0 on Wednesday night.
“To think that Chelsea have lost eight, and won only four, of their opening 15 fixtures really does defy belief and there is no way that you can fancy them with any confidence to win at Leicester.
“But the home side have ‘only’ drawn at home to other big clubs such as Man United and Tottenham, as well as losing to Arsenal, so I think 1-1 is probably the sensible play here.”
Chelsea are currently 14th in the table and just two points above the relegation zone.