Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea v Newcastle

The Liverpool legend is tipping Chelsea to win to nil against Newcastle United on Saturday afternoon

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte Photo: The Sport Review

Michael Owen is backing Chelsea to win to nil against Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

The defending Premier League champions are on a five-game unbeaten run in the English top flight in the current campaign.

Chelsea eased to victories over Watford, Manchester United, Bournemouth and West Brom before a 1-1 stalemate with top-six rivals Liverpool.

The Premier League title holders have lost two home games in the Premier League this season following losses to Burnley and leaders Manchester City.

Chelsea are in third place in the Premier League table and nine points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s men.

Antonio Conte’s men will welcome promoted side Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The Magpies are winless in five games but managed to avoid fifth successive Premier League defeat following a 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion mid-week.

Former Liverpool striker Owen backed Chelsea to win to nil against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge in Saturday’s early kick-off.

“Newcastle deserve great credit for coming from two goals down to snatch a point at the Hawthorns midweek, but champions Chelsea cannot be opposed at Stamford Bridge,” Owen told BetVictor.

“The Blues weren’t at their best against Swansea midweek when it looked as if their busy schedule was catching up with them, but they picked up all three points and I think they may have a more comfortable afternoon in Saturday’s early kick-off.”

Chelsea are looking to win a third Premier League title in four seasons.

The Blues signed six players in the summer transfer window in an attempt to prepare Antonio Conte’s side for the Champions League.

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