Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea v Arsenal

The Liverpool legend is backing Chelsea to beat Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon

Liverpool legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen is confident Chelsea will sweep aside Arsenal in their Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The Blues made a disappointing start to the defence of their Premier League campaign following a shock 3-2 loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea, however, have won their last three Premier League games to kick-start their season following victories over title rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Leicester City.

Summer signing Alvaro Morata has hit the ground running thanks after the Spain international scored three headers against Burnley, Everton and Leicester.

Arsenal, on the other hand, were 4-3 winners against Foxes on the opening day of the campaign before conceding five times in losses at Stoke City and Liverpool.

But Arsene Wenger’s side restored some confidence with a 3-0 win against Bournemouth at The Emirates ahead of their short trip across London to Stamford Bridge.

Former Liverpool striker Owen believes Chelsea will have no trouble dismissing the challenge of Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

“Arsenal have lost their last five at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League although they did beat the champions in both the FA Cup Final and Community Shield, albeit on penalties, in recent months,” Owen told BetVictor.

“I am not convinced Antonio Conte and his side will have taken those losses too well and I expect to see the Blues sweep the Gunners aside.

“Arsene Wenger’s team have not picked up a point or scored a goal in their two games on the road so far this season but at least we know they cannot play as badly as they did at Anfield in their last away game!”

Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season in their first campaign under Antonio Conte.

Arsenal missed out on Champions League football following a fifth-place finish behind rivals Liverpool.

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