‘It wasn’t a brilliant performance against Leeds’ — Owen gives prediction for Chelsea vs Everton

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Michael Owen is here with his predictions for game week 16.

Chelsea are third in the league and managed to beat Leeds United 3-2 over the weekend. Michael Owen had backed Chelsea to beat Leeds, but he was left unimpressed by the performance of Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Making his prediction for Thursday’s game against the Toffees, Owen has again backed Chelsea to win the game, but he isn’t predicting a clean sheet for Blues.

Owen told BetVictor: “It wasn’t a brilliant performance, but Chelsea did enough to get the win over Leeds on Saturday. They aren’t playing well at the minute though and the form of the defence has got to be a concern for Thomas Tuchel.

“The mood around Everton isn’t good at all. I thought that win over Arsenal last Monday might be the springboard for the club but that was a really poor performance against Crystal Palace. The pressure is very much on Rafa Benitez now.

“Things aren’t going to get much better here for Rafa against one of his old sides. Chelsea’s defence has surprisingly been leaking goals, but I fancy them to get a few of their own, 3-1 Chelsea.”

Owen’s prediction: Chelsea 3 vs 1 Everton

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