Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester City
Michael Owen looks ahead to Chelsea FC's home clash with Leicester City on Sunday
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to win their first competitive game under Frank Lampard when they host Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The Blues suffered a highly disappointing 4-0 loss to Manchester United in their opening game of the Premier League season last weekend as the Red Devils ran riot at Old Trafford.
Chelsea FC fell to another defeat on Wednesday night when they were beaten on penalties by Liverpool FC in the Uefa Super Cup in Istanbul.
The west London side were in good form against the Reds but ended up losing in the shootout after a 2-2 draw in Turkey.
Lampard will now have his sights firmly set on making sure that Chelsea FC return to winning ways when they host the Foxes at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
And former Liverpool FC striker Owen is tipping the Blues to claim all three points when they host Brendan Rodgers’ men this weekend.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: “It is fair to say that Chelsea were not flattered by their 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday and they could, and probably should, have taken a lead into the break against United.
“Leicester had their only shot on target in the 83rd minute of their goalless draw with Wolves on Sunday and Brendan Rodgers will be looking for more from his attacking players although delighted with his side’s clean sheet in their first game since Harry Maguire’s transfer.
“Frank Lampard will be looking for a winning start to his home managerial career and I feel his side will take all three points in an entertaining contest.”
Chelsea FC ended up in third place in the Premier League table and with the Europa League trophy last season under Maurizio Sarri.
Lampard was brought in by the Blues after Sarri departed Stamford Bridge to take over at Juventus in the summer.