Michael Owen states his prediction for Norwich City v Chelsea FC
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to register their first Premier League win at Norwich City on Saturday
Michael Owen is tipping Chelsea FC to edge an entertaining game at Norwich City on Saturday lunchtime.
The Blues are still searching for their first Premier League victory since Frank Lampard took over the reins from Maurizio Sarri in the summer.
Chelsea FC squandered the chance to secure three points at Stamford Bridge last weekend following a 1-1 draw with Leicester City.
Mason Mount broke the deadlock in the first half before Wilfred Ndidi levelled in the second half.
Chelsea FC are without a win in the Premier League following a 4-0 loss to bitter rivals Manchester United in their season opener at Old Trafford.
Lampard is still waiting to secure his first competitive victory after Chelsea FC also lost to Liverpool FC on penalties in the Uefa Super Cup.
Norwich, on the other hand, racked up their first Premier League win thanks to Teemu Pukki’s hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Newcastle United last weekend.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Chelsea FC to beat Norwich in their Premier League opener on Saturday afternoon.
“Norwich built on the promise of their Anfield performance when they readily disposed of Newcastle on Saturday, but I feel they will find Chelsea a different proposition at Carrow Road and expect Frank Lampard’s side to get their first competitive win of the season,” Owen told BetVictor.
“The Blues started well but few could deny that Leicester deserved their point at the Bridge on Sunday.
“The visitors will have to look out for Canaries’ striker Teemu Pukki whose hat-trick against the Magpies means he has now scored 33 times since the start of last season – and no penalties in that impressive haul.
“Chelsea need a win to kick-start their season and I think they will edge an entertaining game.”
Chelsea FC haven’t won the Premier League title in the last two seasons.
Sarri managed to steer the west London side to a top-four finish and the Europa League title in his first and only season in charge.