Michael Owen states his prediction for Eintracht Frankfurt v Chelsea FC
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen is tipping Chelsea FC to hold Eintracht Frankfurt to a draw in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday night
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to secure a draw at Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday night.
The Blues will make the trip to Germany as Maurizio Sarri’s side look to win Europe’s second tier competition to secure a place in the Champions League next term.
Chelsea FC are in fourth place in the Premier League table and two points ahead of Arsenal in the top-four race after their 1-1 draw with Manchester United last weekend.
The west London side edged past Slavia Prague in a high-scoring Europa League quarter-final tie to secure their place in the last four.
Chelsea FC are unbeaten in 15 games in the Europa League to highlight their excellent form in Europe despite their inconsistent performances in the Premier League.
Former Michael Owen is tipping Chelsea FC to beat Eintracht Frankfurt in the first leg of their Europa League last-four clash.
“Chelsea have won 11 of their 12 Europa League games so far this season but I feel they will have to settle for a draw in Germany on Thursday against an Eintracht side who are unbeaten in their 10 previous home games in the Europa League,” Owen told BetVictor.
“Blues boss Maurizio Sarri is unbeaten in his last 13 Europa League games and Chelsea have only lost one of their last 10 games against Bundesliga sides in all competition.
“Chelsea were good value for their point at Old Trafford on Sunday and I feel it will be honours even and all to play for back at the Bridge next week.”
Chelsea FC haven’t lost in the Europa League since a 3-2 defeat by Rubin Kazan in the quarter-final stage back in 2012-13 season.
Sarri took over the reins from Antonio Conte last summer after Chelsea FC missed out on a top-four finish.
The west London side won the competition back in 2013 when Rafael Benitez’s side managed to ease past Benfica in the final in Amsterdam.