Michael Owen reveals prediction for Leicester City vs Chelsea

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Chelsea and Leicester City have played two tough games against each other already this season. The Blues drew the Foxes twice in the Premier League earlier this season – 1-1 at Stamford Bridge back in August and 2-2 at the King Power Stadium in February.

Both sides will meet for the third time this season when Leicester City host Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round tie at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has backed Chelsea to beat Leicester City 2-1 and go through to the FA Cup semi-final.

“Leicester City were given a stern test by Championship side Birmingham City at the King Power Stadium before eventually running out 1-0 winners, while Chelsea were comfortable 2-0 winners over Liverpool in their fifth-round tie,” Owen told BetVictor.

“I have been impressed with both of these teams so far this season. Brendan Rogers has got Leicester playing really well and he is getting absolutely everything out of the team.

“The Foxes are enjoying their best season since winning the title in 2015-16 and they already look to have secured their spot in next year’s Champions League, while Chelsea look favourites in their battle for fourth.

“Chelsea’s ambitions were surely restricted with the transfer embargo in place so, if they could secure Champions League qualification and a Wembley appearance, it would definitely be seen as a decent season for them.

“Chelsea have only recorded one win against Leicester in the last six meetings and that victory came in the FA Cup.

“The sides met at the King Power Stadium at the same stage of the competition in 2018 and Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners after extra time. I’m predicting the same result this weekend; a 2-1 away win for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.”

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