Michael Owen states his prediction for MK Dons v Chelsea

Michael Owen is expecting to see Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth-round draw...

Michael Owen is tipping Chelsea to edge to a narrow 2-1 win over MK Dons to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup this weekend.

The Blues are preparing for their away cup clash on Sunday afternoon after having secured a battling 1-0 win over 10-man Arsenal in the Premier League last weekend.

Chelsea have struggled to find consistent form all season but have shown signs of improvement since Guus Hiddink’s appointment as Jose Mourinho’s successor last month.

However, former Liverpool and England striker Owen is fully expecting to see Chelsea book their place in the next round of the FA Cup with victory against MK Dons this weekend.

Owen wrote on his blog for Colossus Bets: “Chelsea rode their luck a fair bit in beating 10-man Arsenal 1-0 on Sunday and have not been convincing for a while, but they are now undefeated in their last eight games, and they can win 2-1 at MK Dons.

“MK Dons can throw in some stinkers – such as when beaten 5-0 at home to Burnley – and are struggling in the Championship.

“That suggests they will struggle against Chelsea here and, even though they will undoubtedly raise their game, I think a narrow defeat is the percentage call here.”

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Chelsea won the Premier League title at a canter last season but their disastrous start to the new campaign has left them in 13th place in the table and with a significant battle to secure a top-four finish.

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