Michael Owen: Why this player will score in Chelsea v Brentford
The former Liverpool striker is backing Chelsea to ease to resounding win against Brentford in the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon
Michael Owen is confident that Michy Batshuayi will help Chelsea to ease to an emphatic win against Brentford in the FA Cup fourth round at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The west London side are looking to complete the Premier League and FA Cup double in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge at the west London side.
Chelsea are eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table ahead of their trip to bitter rivals Liverpool in their next top-flight fixture at Anfield on Tuesday night.
The Blues eased to a 4-1 win against Peterborough United in the previous round as John Terry was sent off in the second half.
Writing in his BetVictor column ahead of the FA Cup clash at Stamford Bridge, former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen tipped Batshuayi to score and Chelsea to secure a comfortable win against their Championship opponents.
“I can’t see past an emphatic home win in this West London derby despite the fact that Antonio Conte is likely to rotate his squad with one eye on the trip to Anfield midweek,” Owen said.
“Michy Batshuayi scored in Round three against Peterborough and is likely to get another rare start up front – the young Belgian is taken to make the most of his opportunity.”
Brentford are in 15th place in the Championship table.
Chelsea were 2-0 winners against promoted side Hull City in their last outing.