Former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted that Chelsea will defeat Arsenal by 2 goals to 1 in Saturday’s Premier League fixture.
Owen expects Unai Emery’s men to be beaten this weekend when they battle the Blues at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal head to the game following a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City last weekend at the Emirates Stadium.
Chelsea, on the other hand, defeated Huddersfield Town 3-0 in their EPL opener.
Speaking in an interview with BetVictor, Owen said: “A good professional performance from Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea at Huddersfield on the opening day although it was difficult to get too excited about Arsenal who were easily brushed aside – as Chelsea were in the Community Shield a week earlier – by champions Manchester City at the Emirates.
“Unai Emery would have hoped for an easier introduction to life in the Premier League than City at home and Chelsea away, and they will take heart from the fact that Chelsea failed to beat Arsenal in five games (Community Shield, Premier League x 2 & League Cup x 2) last season.
“That said, I expect Chelsea to build on their convincing win in Yorkshire and keep the points in Sarri’s first home game in charge of the Blues. My prediction is Chelsea 2, Arsenal 1”.