Michael Owen gives prediction for first Premier League game of 2020 as Brighton host Chelsea

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Michael Owen has given his predictions for the New Year’s fixtures, and the Premier League legend is backing Chelsea to beat Arsenal.

Frank Lampard’s side has a good form away from home and showed that when they defeated Arsenal 2-1 last time out, despite having gone behind.

Owen has predicted a win for Chelsea against the Seagulls.

Owen said: “Frank Lampard will have been disappointed by his side’s first-half display at the Emirates on Sunday but, ultimately, will have been delighted with back-to-back away wins from London derbies at Spurs and Arsenal over the Festive period.

“The Blues have lost seven league games already this season, but I expect them to just do enough to beat a Brighton side who have won four of their last seven home league games.

“Seagulls striker Neal Maupay has been a revelation so far this term, but I expect Chelsea to again win on the road.”

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