Michael Owen states his prediction for Huddersfield v Chelsea
The Liverpool legend is tipping Chelsea to win to nil against promoted side Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night
Michael Owen is backing Chelsea to win to nil against promoted outfit Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night.
The defending Premier League champions will be looking to return to winning ways mid-week following a surprise 1-0 loss to strugglers West Ham United at the London Stadium.
Title holders Chelsea saw their eight-game run come to an end in the Premier League at the weekend following Marko Arnautovic’s winner at the London Stadium.
The Blues are 14 points behind leaders Manchester City following surprise losses to Burnley, Crystal Palace and West Ham to undermine their title challenge.
The west London side suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City at Stamford Bridge following Kevin De Bruyne’s winner in the second half against his former club.
Former Liverpool striker Owen believes Premier League title holders Chelsea will secure three points against promoted side Huddersfield Town at John Smith’s Stadium.
“Huddersfield have won three of their last four home games and the only defeat in that period was courtesy of a late Manchester City winner,” Owen told BetVictor.
“Chelsea only dropped 21 points in their title season last term but have already dropped 16 after their loss at West Ham on Saturday. They must get back to winning ways against the Terriers although it won’t be easy in the John Smith’s Stadium.”
Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare last term after finishing seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Antonio Conte signed six players in the summer transfer window to improve his Chelsea squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.
The Blues lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley back in May.
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