Michael Owen has backed Chelsea to maintain their perfect start to the 2014-15 Premier League campaign with victory over Swansea City today.
The Blues are currently at the top of the league table with nine points from three matches, while their opponents Swansea are second but only on goal difference.
Jose Mourinho’s side are many football followers’ favourites to win the title, and former Manchester United and Liverpool striker Owen has backed them to maintain their quest with a win at Stamford Bridge today.
‘In hindsight Swansea’s win over a transitional Manchester United side on the opening weekend was not the shock result we thought at the time and the Swans will do well to repeat the feat against a Chelsea side who have impressed everyone so far this season although I’m not convinced Jose Mourinho would have been too happy with conceding three goals at Goodison Park last time’, the 34-year-old ex-England international wrote on Betvictor.com.
‘It might be a case of back to basics at the weekend and I expect to see a polished, professional performance from the Blues on Saturday’.
Chelsea will indeed be the favourites to win today, but they could have to achieve that feat without their star striker Diego Costa.
The Spain international is struggling with a hamstring injury and faces a late fitness test. Belgian winger Eden Hazard and former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas will start against Swansea, though. If they are on song, then the Welsh outfit will have a tough time in London today.
Gary Monk’s Swansea side cannot be written off lightly, though, as they know that they can compete against their more illustrious rivals. But perhaps picking up all three points at the Bridge is a bit too much to ask of them.