Chelsea vs Arsenal: Michael Owen gives prediction

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Chelsea have a huge tie on Tuesday night at Stamford Bridge as the Blues welcome bitter rivals Arsenal to the Bridge.

Chelsea defeated Arsenal 2-1 in the reverse fixture at the Emirates Stadium in what was a keenly contested game. However, the Blues flopped in their last game as they failed to beat Newcastle at the St James Park.

Speaking ahead of Tuesday night’s clash with Arsenal, former Liverpool FC striker Michael Owen is backing Chelsea FC to beat Arsenal but claims it will be a tough tie.

“Chelsea came from behind to win the reverse fixture at the Emirates over the Festive period, and I think the Blues will bounce back from their defeat at Newcastle on Saturday evening when they had plenty of possession and enough opportunities to have come away with all three points,” Owen told BetVictor.

“Arsenal are 10 points away from a Champions League spot and they have drawn 11 of their league games so far this term.

“I feel Mikel Arteta would take a share of the spoils at Stamford Bridge, but I think the Blues will edge a tight, possibly feisty London derby.”

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