Chelsea Vs Grimsby Town: Michael Owen’s Carabao Cup Prediction

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Chelsea will host League Two side Grimsby Town in the League Cup third round clash at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

It will be a game where Chelsea boss Frank Lampard will be aiming to field some of his youngsters, but the Blues must also get a win in this game and advance to the fourth round of the competition.

BetVictor brand ambassador Michael Owen has backed Chelsea to win this game with more than two goals.

Owen said: “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.

“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.”

However, Grimsby Town manager Michael Jolley has revealed that he’s expecting an upset from his side against Chelsea.

Speaking to Grimsby’s official website, Jolley said: “We need to find any way we can to try and gain small advantages in the game to stay in the match and give ourselves an opportunity.

“It’s always something to fall back on – the fact that cup upsets do happen and anything is possible once the ball’s rolling because it’s 11 v 11 in a game of football.

“So you always look to that but I think the Premier League is a different animal these days and Chelsea have got incredible footballers right through their ranks, including some of their young players.

“We know the challenge, but it’s exciting to think that anything is possible if we get it right and Chelsea have an off-day – you never know!”

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