Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Tottenham

Michael Owen looks ahead to Chelsea FC's clash with Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen is backing Tottenham Hotspur to hold Chelsea FC to a draw in their crunch top-four showdown at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

The west London side head into the game looking to get their campaign back on track as they bid to try and break back into the top four this season.

Antonio Conte’s men are currently in fifth place in the Premier League table and five points behind Spurs as the race for Champions League qualification hots up.

Chelsea FC know that victory over their London rivals this weekend would lift them to within just two points of Tottenham and blow the race for a top-four finish wide open again.

Former Liverpool FC and Manchester United star Owen is expecting an entertaining game at Stamford Bridge but is tipping it to end up as a draw.

Writing in his blog for BetVictor, Owen said: “Chelsea have not lost at home to Spurs in the league since February 1990 a run of 27 games. Indeed, Spurs have never won at Stamford Bridge in the history of the Premier League – an unwanted record of 25 games and counting.

“Sunday’s clash promises to be a quality, full-blooded encounter and I expect to see goals.

“Spurs have taken the lead but failed to hang on in their last two league games at the Bridge losing 2-1 last term and, famously, surrendering a 2-0 lead back in May 2016 – a result that went down particularly well in Leicester.

“Both sides came through difficult FA Cup quarter-final away ties before the international break and this could be a dress rehearsal of the FA Cup final in May, although Manchester United and Southampton will have much to say in the semi-finals.”

Chelsea FC were dumped out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage earlier this month when they were beaten 4-1 by FC Barcelona on aggregate.

The Blues still also have the FA Cup to play for as they bid to try and win the trophy and also finish in the top four in Conte’s second campaign in charge.

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