Former Premier League striker Michael Owen has given his prediction for Leicester Metropolis’s conflict in opposition to league leaders Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel’s males go to the King Energy Stadium within the first recreation after the worldwide break on Saturday (12.30pm) as each groups look to get again to successful methods. Metropolis and Chelsea drew their closing recreation earlier than the worldwide break – 1-1 in opposition to Leeds United and Burnley respectively. Nevertheless, Brendan Rodgers’ males put in a memorable efficiency of their final recreation again after a world break once they ran out as 4-2 winners over Manchester United, and they are going to be hoping for a repeat efficiency this weekend.
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Forward of the sport, Owen has given his ideas, predicting that it will likely be an in depth and ‘incredible’ encounter. “This ought to be a incredible recreation and a superb one to kickstart the return of the Premier League,” he advised BetVictor . “Leicester have been too inconsistent this season, however I believe they’ll return from the break energised. They’re nonetheless an excellent aspect once they play at their greatest, as proven once they beat Man United 4-2 right here. “Thomas Tuchel was livid to drop factors at dwelling to Burnley final day out. The Blues have been main and cruising, however you’re all the time susceptible when you don’t get that essential second purpose. “It’s a giant week for the membership with video games at dwelling to Juventus and Man United to comply with, so I’m anticipating a great efficiency right here. “There’s not a lot to separate these two however I believe Chelsea will narrowly edge it. I’m going for 2-1 Chelsea.” A win for Metropolis would take them from twelfth place to above Manchester United and into sixth place within the Premier League desk forward of the weekend’s different matches. Learn Extra