Ex-Real Madrid forward Michael Owen is states that Frank Lampard’s side will eliminated Leicester city in the FA Cup quarter-final at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues will hope to continue their momentum run form by record their third successive win in all competitions since resumption of the competitive action following the suspension of football due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea’s restart campaign with 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park last weekend thanks to goals from Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud, who has a fine record against Dean Smith’s side, scoring in each of his last six meetings with them and netting eight goals in that time, then proceeded to score what proved to be winner for Chelsea.
The Blues, then inadvertently helped Liverpool to crowned Premier League champions on Thursday evening thanks to their 2-1 victory over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
Goals from Christian Pulisic and Willian secured three points to restore their five-point cushion over Manchester United and Wolverhampton, in fifth and sixth, respectively in the race to secure a spot in the Champions League next term.
Leicester, meanwhile, were held to a 1-1 draw with Watford last weekend before the Brendan Rodger’s men played out a goalless draw with Brighton at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night.
And following their winless strike since resumption of Premier League action, the Foxes lead over Blues has been reduced to a point.
And ahead of FA Cup quarter-finals clash between Chelsea and Leicester, Ex-Real Madrid forward Michael Owen is backing Frank Lampard’s side to continue their momentum run form with a victory over the Foxes on Sunday afternoon.
‘Leicester City were given a stern test by Championship side Birmingham City at the King Power Stadium before eventually running out 1-0 winners, while Chelsea were comfortable 2-0 winners over Liverpool in their fifth-round tie,’ Owen told BetVictor.
‘I have been impressed with both of these teams so far this season. Brendan Rogers has got Leicester playing really well and he is getting absolutely everything out of the team.
‘The Foxes are enjoying their best season since winning the title in 2015-16 and they already look to have secured their spot in next year’s Champions League, while Chelsea look favourites in their battle for fourth.
‘Chelsea’s ambitions were surely restricted with the transfer embargo in place so, if they could secure Champions League qualification and a Wembley appearance, it would definitely be seen as a decent season for them.
‘Chelsea have only recorded one win against Leicester in the last six meetings and that victory came in the FA Cup.
‘The sides met at the King Power Stadium at the same stage of the competition in 2018 and Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners after extra time. I’m predicting the same result this weekend; a 2-1 away win for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.’
Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw with Leicester at Stamford Bridge back in August before the Blues earned a 2-2 draw with Brendan Rodgers’ side in the reverse fixture at the King Power Stadium in February.
Leicester have beaten Wigan Athletic, Brentford and Birmingham City to reach the last eight, while Chelsea had a tough fifth-round meeting with Liverpool FC to reach the quarter-final after disposing of Nottingham Forest and Hull City in the early rounds.