Michael Owen predicts Cheikhou Kouyate to score against Chelsea

BT Sport's Michael Owen before the match

Chelsea and West Ham United will face each other in the Premier League next week.

West Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate celebrates scoring their second goalWest Ham's Cheikhou Kouyate celebrates

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that Cheikhou Kouyate will score for West Ham United against Chelsea next week.

West Ham will kick off their 2016-17 Premier League campaign with an away game against Chelsea on Monday evening.

The Blues will head into the match at Stamford Bridge in London as favourites, but the Hammers will be confident of picking up at least a point.

Owen has predicted Kouyate to score for West Ham against Chelsea on Monday evening.

Great Britain & Ireland XI's Michael Owen celebrates scoring a goal with Paul Scholes

“Antonio Conte takes charge of the Blues for the first time against a West Ham side who picked up four points against Chelsea last term,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.

“I was impressed by Cheik Kouyate last term and the Hammers’ midfielder might be a shade overpriced to find the back of the net on Monday evening.”

A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: Kouyate to score at anytime at 19/2.”

Great Britain & Ireland XI's Michael Owen celebrates scoring a goal

Kouyate, who is 26 years of age, is a versatile footballer who can play as a midfielder or as a defender.

The Senegal international joined West Ham from Belgian giants Anderlecht in the summer of 2014.

According to The Independent, the Hammers paid £7 million as transfer fee in order to secure the services of the midfielder.

Kouyate scored five goals and created 21 chances in 34 Premier League appearances for West Ham during the 2015-16 campaign.

The Hammers will be aiming to finish in the top six of the Premier League this season.

West Ham United's Cheikhou KouyateWest Ham United's Cheikhou Kouyate

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