Ex-Liverpool forward Michael Owen is tapping Thomas Tuchel’s team to eased to a 2-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in their Premier League clash tonight.
The Blues, who booking their spot in this season’s Uefa Champions League semi-final and get through to the final of the prestigious FA Cup clash with Leicester City, looking to continue their bid to finish in the top four this season as they aim to qualify for next season’s Champions League under Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea have won three of their last five games in the Premier League and are currently in fifth place in the top-flight table, just a point behind fourth-placed West Ham United and with a game in hand over their London rivals.
The west London, who won three of their last five games in the Premier League, sitting fifth place with 54 points, and victory over Brighton and Hove Albion this evening would take them stand alone in third while draw would see them fourth on goal difference.
And ahead of tonight encounter between Chelsea and Brighton, ex-Liverpool and England forward Michael Owen backing Thomas Tuchel’s team to claim comfortable victory over the Seagulls at Stamford Bridge.
Writing in his column for BetVictor, Owen said: ‘Fresh from their fantastic FA Cup win against Manchester City, Chelsea host Brighton at Stamford Bridge.
‘A win will take the Blues into the top four, so with plenty to play for, there is no doubt Thomas Tuchel will see this as a crucial three points.
‘Brighton are pretty much safe. They’ve earned plenty of plaudits this campaign, and if they can get their recruitment right over the summer, the Seagulls could potentially do a lot better next season.
‘With so much on the line, I can’t see Chelsea taking their foot off the gas. So, with the wind in their sails after Saturday’s huge win, I can only see this one going one way. It’s 2-0 to the Blues for me.’
After tonight clash against Brighton and Hove Albion, Thomas Tuchel’s side will take on top-four rivals West Ham United this weekend, before turning their attentions towards their crunch Champions League semi-final showdown against Real Madrid next week.