Michael Owen states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Valencia

Former Liverpool FC striker Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to ease past Valencia at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night

Michael Owen
Liverpool FC legend Michael Owen (Photo: BT Sport)

Michael Owen is tipping Chelsea FC to start their Champions League campaign with a win against Valencia at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Frank Lampard’s side are starting to grow in confidence in the Premier League under the club legend following a 5-2 win at Wolves at the weekend.

Chelsea FC striker Tammy Abraham scored a hat-trick to help the west London side secure three points in a thrilling game at Molineux Stadium.

Abraham is sitting at the top of the goal-scoring charts with seven goals in five appearances in the Premier League so far this term.

The challenge for the Chelsea FC striker and the club’s other youngster such as Mason Mount will be to transfer their form from the Premier League to the Champions League.

The Blues won the Europa League crown under Maurizio Sarri last season to highlight their pedigree in Europe even when the west London side aren’t at their best.

Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is backing Chelsea FC to beat Valencia at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

“The Europa League holders Chelsea are unbeaten in six previous ties against Valencia (W3 D3) and The Oranges conceded five at Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Saturday,” Owen told BetVictor.

“The Blues scored five at Molineux at the weekend and I hope to see Frank Lampard’s exciting young side transfer that form to the Champions League stage in a game which is likely to see opportunities at both ends.”

Chelsea FC have only managed to win one of their last three Champions League clashes against Valencia at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues have drawn three times against Valencia in Europe’s premier club competition, while the west London side have won at The Mestalla twice.

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