Michael Owen states his prediction for Burnley v Chelsea
The Liverpool FC legend believes Chelsea FC will ease to victory over Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday
Michael Owen is confident Chelsea FC will leave Burnley with three points when the Premier League sides meet at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues will make the trip to Burnley in the early kick-off on Sunday in search of an immediate return to winning ways.
Chelsea FC won their opening five Premier League games under Antonio Conte’s replacement Maurizio Sarri to make an impressive start to the season.
The west London side dropped points in stalemates with West Ham United and Liverpool FC, before Chelsea FC were 3-0 winners against Southampton before the international break.
Sarri’s men produced a dominant first-half performance against Manchester United last weekend after Antonio Rudiger broke the deadlock in the 21st minute.
Ross Barkley netted an injury-time equaliser to rescue a point after France international Anthony Martial scored a quick-fire double to turn the game on its head.
Chelsea FC are in third place in the Premier League table and two points adrift of Manchester City and Liverpool FC at the top.
Former Liverpool FC and Manchester United striker Owen is backing Chelsea FC to secure three points against Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday.
“Burnley have never beaten Chelsea at Turf Moor in the history of the Premier League and the Clarets have picked up just two points from their last 12 home games against the ‘big six’,” Owen told BetVictor.
“Maurizio Sarri will become the first Chelsea manager to remain unbeaten in his first 10 PL games if they avoid defeat at Turf Moor which I feel they will.
“The Clarets have picked up seven points from their last four PL games, despite their 5-0 defeat at the Etihad last weekend, but I think the Blues will take all three points back to the capital.”
Chelsea FC have surprised their critics with an impressive start to life under Italian head coach Sarri.
The Blues signed four players in the summer transfer window but the former Napoli boss didn’t improve his attacking options.
Olivier Giroud and Alvaro Morata have struggled to produce goals in the Blues team, with Chelsea FC seemingly becoming reliant upon Eden Hazard.
The west London side are looking to win their third Premier League title in five seasons, having lifted the top-flight crown under Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte in 2015 and 2017.
Sarri’s men will take on Burnley on Sunday before the Blues take on Frank Lampard’s Derby County in the League Cup followed by a home clash against Crystal Palace.