Michael Owen states his prediction for Tottenham v Chelsea
The former Liverpool striker is backing Tottenham Hotspur to beat Chelsea in the Premier League at Wembley on Sunday evening
Michael Owen is tipping Harry Kane to help fire Tottenham Hotspur to victory over defending champions Chelsea at Wembley on Sunday.
Spurs will host their bitter London rivals in the first-ever Premier League game at Wembley as Mauricio Pochettino’s side look to extend their impressive home record.
Tottenham will be calling Wembley home throughout the 2017-18 season as the north London continue work on their new stadium.
Pochettino’s men won 14 of their 19 games at White Hart Lane last season, including a 2-0 victory over Chelsea back in January to end the west London side’s 13-game winning run.
Tottenham were 2-0 winners against Newcastle United at St James’s Park last weekend thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Ben Davies in the Premier League opener.
Chelsea suffered a shock 3-2 loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge to make a disappointing start to the defence of their top-flight crown.
Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas were both sent off to rule the Blues duo out of the Premier League clash at Wembley.
Chelsea will be without injured Eden Hazard, while Tiemoue Bakayoko and Pedro Rodriguez are also fitness doubts.
Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen is backing Tottenham to beat Chelsea in the first Premier League game at Wembley.
“The first-ever Premier League game played at Wembley Stadium and it will be impossible for Spurs to improve on their remarkable unbeaten home record last season at White Hart Lane,” Owen told BetVictor.
“Indeed, Spurs have won 14 home Premier League games on the spin and will break their club record if they can beat the Champions on Sunday.
“Antonio Conte will have to do without both Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas through suspension and, make no mistake, this is a huge game for both clubs even at this early stage of the season.”
Owen added: “Spurs have only won one of their last nine games at Wembley – but I expect them to double that tally with Harry Kane to score his 100th goal for Spurs.”