Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Huddersfield

The pundit is backing Chelsea FC to beat Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Bournemouth

Maurizio Sarri
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri (Photo: The Sport Review)

Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to bounce back from their heavy loss at Bournemouth with a comfortable win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues suffered their biggest defeat since a 5-1 loss to Liverpool FC in 1996 after Bournemouth scored four goals without reply at the Vitality Stadium on Wednesday night.

Chelsea FC signing Gonzalo Higuain made his debut after his loan move from Juventus but it was Bournemouth who displayed a ruthlessness in front of goal.

The west London side dropped out of the top four for the first time this season following their loss on the south coast.

Arsenal currently occupy fourth spot due to their superior goal tally in the Premier League this term.

However, Maurizio Sarri’s players can put the Gunners under immediate pressure with a win against Huddersfield before Arsenal take on Manchester City at The Etihad on Sunday.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Chelsea FC to beat Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

“You must go back to 1996 (Liverpool 1-5) for the last time Chelsea lost a Premier League game by a four-goal margin, but I expect the Blues to bounce back from their mauling at Bournemouth midweek against bottom of the table Huddersfield Town at Stamford Bridge,” Owen told BetVictor.

“The Terriers have failed to score in their last five Premier League games and could not break down 10-man Everton at the John Smith’s Stadium earlier in the week.

“Things look bleak for new Town manager Jan Siewert although they certainly played with plenty of passion against Marco Silva’s side. Chelsea’ superior class to prevail.”

Chelsea FC were 3-0 winners against Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge at the start of the season after a 1-1 draw with the Terriers in west London back in May.

The Blues have won five of their last six games against Huddersfield, with the stalemate at the end of the 2017-18 season the only slight blotch on their record.

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