Michael Owen predicts Everton v Chelsea FA Cup tie

Michael Owen

Everton and Chelsea will face each other in the FA Cup this weekend.

Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has predicted on Colossusbets.com that Everton will win against Chelsea this weekend.

Everton will take on Premier League rivals Chelsea at home in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Saturday evening.

Owen has backed the Merseyside outfit to win the game at Goodison Park and progress to the semi-finals of the prestigious cup competition.

“What to make of Everton, who are surely the most infuriating side in the Premier League?” the former Liverpool striker wrote on Colossusbets.com. “They had a penalty to make it 3-0 against West Ham last week, missed it, and then went on to lose the match 3-2. They find new ways of getting beaten at home all the time.

“So it is with some trepidation that I say that I fancy them to beat Chelsea 2-1 in the FA Cup. You can’t argue with Chelsea’s unbeaten domestic run under Hiddink but you can question the quality of some of their football, and I just think Everton will have too much going forward for them.

“And of course Chelsea were in action in the Champions League on Wednesday night, too. Everton do have to plug that defence, though, and that is a big concern for their backers.”

Chelsea have the better team, but playing at home will give Everton an advantage.

The Toffees have some talented and good players, but Roberto Martinez’s side have been inconsistent this season.

With a top-four finish in the Premier League looking unlikely at the moment, Everton will probably be taking the FA Cup seriously.

Everton do have the players to win against Chelsea, but the London outfit will be keen on bouncing back from their Champions League exit in midweek.

One should not be surprised if the game at Goodison Park ends in a draw.

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