Michael Owen gives his prediction for Newcastle vs Chelsea clash

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Popular pundit Michael Owen has given his prediction for this weekend’s round of matches.

It’s Game week 10, and Chelsea will be away to Newcastle at the St James Park.

The Magpies have had a torrid time this season as they had struggled for form under Steve Bruce. However, no one knows what to expect from them under the new leadership of Graeme Jones.

Owen has backed Chelsea to win this game, howbeit by a 1-0 scoreline.

Owen wrote for BetVictor: “I thought Newcastle were a little fortunate last week against Palace. They conceded plenty of chances and if not for some wasteful finishing, Palace would have won. Only Norwich have conceded more in the league and that needs sorting, fast.

“I know people will say it was only Norwich, but with no Werner or Lukaku and to still score seven, wow! Chelsea’s squad depth is probably the league’s best, and they showed it. It was great to see Mason Mount grab a hat-trick and that should kickstart his season.

“Chelsea have the league’s best defence and I can’t see Newcastle having enough to hurt them. I think Newcastle will try to keep things tight, but Chelsea will get the win here, 1-0.”

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