Michael Owen believes Chelsea will secure a narrow victory when they face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge this evening.
The BT Sport pundit says that, while their opponents will put up a fight, he cannot see anything other than a win for the Blues in the London derby:
“Chelsea look back to their best. They had a dip in form, but the last few performances have been much better. I wouldn’t say they were at their absolute best against Palace, but they controlled the game and made it look like a routine win. I loved Mason Mount’s goal, a brilliant touch and finish inside the box… I have to fancy Chelsea here. I think we’ll see an improved performance from Arsenal, but it won’t be enough.”
Owen has gone with a 2-1 victory for Thomas Tuchel’s men, which seems like a pretty fair prediction. The Gunners have been in awful form (after three consecutive defeats) but they are likely to make life difficult for the home side.
Chelsea may have to be patient, as they were against Crystal Palace at the weekend, in order to break down Arsenal. As Owen points out, though, the team’s most recent performances have been much improved.
Ten goals in their last three matches demonstrate they are very much on their game, which is in stark contrast to the Gunners who have only scored two in their last five, so you would think the Blues will have enough to secure the three points.