Michael Owen has predicted in his Betvictor.com column that Chelsea will win the League Cup final on Sunday.
Premier League leaders Chelsea will take on London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium looking to win their first major trophy in Jose Mourinho’s second managerial spell at the club.
The Blues will be many football followers’ favourites to win the final, as they have the better team and the ‘experience’ of winning such big games.
However, Chelsea will be without one of their best players, Nemanja Matic, who is suspended for the clash against Spurs.
The 26-year-old Serbia international has been arguably the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League this season, and he will be sorely missed by the Blues.
However, Owen believes that Chelsea will still be too strong for Spurs and backs them to win the League Cup final on Sunday.
“Jose Mourinho will have to do without Nemanja Matic for the Wembley showpiece but I still think they will have enough to win the first Major Trophy of the season,” the 35-year-old wrote on Betvictor.com.
“Eden Hazard is taken to light up Wembley for the Blues who won’t have things their own way against a Spurs side who have impressed me this season despite a below par performance against West Ham last weekend.”
Could Michael Owen’s prediction come true?
Owen’s prediction of the League Cup final will be backed by many, and indeed Chelsea will fancy their chances of winning on Sunday.
Despite the absence of Matic, the Blues have a very strong team with some truly world-class players.
Belgium international winger Eden Hazard has been in sensational form so far this season, and, as Owen points out, he will be key at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The 24-year-old has scored nine goals and created 71 chances in 26 Premier League appearances, while having a passing accuracy of 88% and winning 63% of the tackles.
Hazard has scored two goals and created 13 chances in five Champions League appearances so far this campaign, while having a passing accuracy of 81% and a shooting accuracy of 85%.