Michael Owen states his prediction for Crystal Palace v Chelsea

Michael Owen looks ahead to Chelsea's clash with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday

Michael Owen is expecting to see Chelsea extend their winning run in the Premier League by beating Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime.

The Blues made it 10 wins in a row in the Premier League on Wednesday night when they sealed a 1-0 victory at Sunderland thanks to Cesc Fabregas’ first-half goal.

Chelsea head into this weekend’s round of fixtures flying high at the top of the Premier League table and six points clear of second-placed Liverpool.

Palace, meanwhile, are aiming to bounce back after they conceded a late goal to Manchester United to lose 2-1 to the Red Devils at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night.

However, former Liverpool striker Owen is expecting to see Chelsea claim all three points against Alan Pardew’s men on Saturday.

Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “Chelsea will equal their top-flight record of 11 successive wins from September 2009 if they take the points in Saturday’s early kick off, and it is hard to see past another Blues win.

“The Eagles don’t have the best of records in London derbies of late – five points taken from a possible thirty – and I can see that trend continuing against this rampant Chelsea side.”

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Chelsea finished 10th and without a trophy last season but have been in fine form in recent weeks following the appointment of Antonio Conte back in the summer.

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