Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Grimsby Town
BT Sport pundit Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to beat Grimsby Town in the League Cup third round on Wednesday night
Michael Owen is tipping Chelsea FC to ease to a commanding victory over Grimsby Town in the League Cup third round on Wednesday night.
The Blues will have the opportunity to make some progress in the cup competition after being drawn against the League Two side.
Indeed, Frank Lampard will presumably be viewing the competition as one his new-look Chelsea FC side can win to gain some vital experience.
The Chelsea FC manager hasn’t been afraid to give youth a chance so far this season since his appointment as Maurizio Sarri’s replacement.
Lampard’s young guns finished their 2-1 loss to Premier League leaders Liverpool FC with a lot of credit at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
The Blues showed a lot of heart to put Jurgen Klopp’s side under pressure in the second half of the Premier League clash.
Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Chelsea FC to win by three goals or more against League Two’s Grimsby Town.
“Chelsea played their part in a cracking game with Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday and I expect Frank Lampard’s side to return to winning ways against League 2 Grimsby who are reported to be bringing 5,000 away supporters to the capital,” Owen told BetVictor.
“The Blues have injury problems, but there is every chance that England international Callum Hudson-Odoi and promising young defender Reece James will play their first games of the season and give Lampard more options for the weeks and months ahead.”
Chelsea FC have only managed to win two of their opening eight games under Lampard in all competitions.
The Blues have beaten Norwich City and Wolves in high-scoring games on the road in the Premier League.
Chelsea FC finished in third spot in the Premier League table last term.