Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Aston Villa

Former Liverpool FC striker Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to ease to a comfortable win over Aston Villa on Wednesday night

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

Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to make a swift return to winning ways with a straightforward victory over Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The Blues slumped to a surprise 1-0 defeat by struggling West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon to lose ground on Premier League leaders Liverpool FC.

Chelsea have lost successive Premier League games for the first time under Frank Lampard after the Blues legend’s appointment as manager back in the summer.

The Europa League holders have the chance to make amends when promoted side Aston Villa make the trip to west London for their midweek clash in the Premier League.

The Blues will take on an Aston Villa side who secured a credible 2-2 draw at Manchester United last weekend thanks to goals from Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Chelsea FC to ease to victory in a high-scoring game at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

“Chelsea struggled to break down West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and a worrying trend is that they have now failed to pick up a single point this season when falling behind in the Premier League,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Jack Grealish was again outstanding for Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Sunday when they picked up a well-deserved point.

“Frank Lampard’s side were not at their best against West Ham at the weekend, but I think they will return to winning ways in an open clash with chances at both ends.”

The Blues are in fourth position in the Premier League table and six points ahead of Jose Mourinho and his resurgent Tottenham Hotspur side.

Chelsea FC had won six successive Premier League games before a 2-1 defeat at defending champions Manchester City brought their winning run to an end.

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