‘This is a first!’ Michael Owen gives surprise prediction for Chelsea vs Manchester City

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Having already faced Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool so early in the season, Chelsea have another huge game this weekend as the Blues will play host to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side.

City find themselves three points behind Chelsea ahead of this weekend’s clash, and it’s expected to be a massive fixture for the 2021-22 title race.

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has backed Chelsea to win this game, and we find it surprising knowing that Owen always backs City to beat Chelsea.

In all three meetings last season, Owen backed City to beat Chelsea, but this time around, he believes Chelsea will come out victorious.

“There’s only one place to start this week and this is probably the biggest game of the season so far. I say this every week, but Chelsea just keep getting better and better,” he told BetVictor.

“Last week against Spurs they didn’t start well but Tuchel showed why he’s one of the very best and made some halftime changes. They’ve conceded just the once so far this season and after storming to a win in the second half last week, they are bound to enter this game feeling unbeatable.

“I thought City had turned a corner, after scoring six against Leipzig in the Champions League, so the draw against Southampton took me by surprise. In fact, they were a little fortunate to not lose that game.

“Tuchel won all three games against City last season, knocking them out of two cups along the way. After beating them in the Champions League Final in Porto, it’s clear to me that this is a good matchup for Chelsea. I’d expect City to bounce back from a poor performance last week, but I think Chelsea will be too strong here and narrowly edge it.”

Chelsea are yet to concede from open play this season, and Owen is backing a 2-1 win for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.

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