Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Leicester

The Liverpool FC legend believes Chelsea FC will edge to narrow win against Leicester City on Saturday

Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen Photo: BT Sport

Michael Owen has backed Chelsea FC to extend their winning run to three Premier League games against Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

The Blues have managed to make a strong start to December after bouncing back from a 2-1 loss to promoted side Wolverhampton Wanderers at the start of the month.

Chelsea FC became the first Premier League team to beat defending champions Manchester City this season after the Blues were 2-0 winners against the Citizens.

Maurizio Sarri’s side followed up their win against Manchester City before the west London side edged to a 2-1 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend.

Chelsea FC are in fourth place in the Premier League table but the Blues are coming under pressure from their London rivals Arsenal in pursuit of a Champions League spot.

Leicester, on the other hand, are in 12th spot in the Premier League table followed a mixed second season under Claude Puel.

The Foxes have have only managed to win one of their last six Premier League games, losing successive their last two top-flight fixtures.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Chelsea FC to edge to a narrow win against Leicester at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

“Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 12 home Premier League games and I don’t expect Claude Puel’s side to succeed where champions Manchester City failed in the last league game at the Bridge,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Leicester have lost back-to-back in the Premier League and are without a win in their last 10 league trips to the capital. The Blues are taken to keep the points in what promises to be an entertaining game.”

Chelsea FC appointed Sarri as their new manager in the summer after Antonio Conte led the Blues to a disappointing fifth-placed finish last term.

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