Ex-Liverpool forward Michael Owen is tapping Chelsea to secure a 3-0 victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns stadium on Saturday evening.
The Blues will be aiming to return to winning ways at West Brom this weekend after Frank Lampard’s side lost 2-0 to reigning Premier League champions Liverpool in their most recent topflight outing.
Goals from Sadio Mane secured three points for Jurgen Klopp’s side against 10-man Chelsea after Andreas Christensen was sent off in the first half of the game.
Chelsea were 6-0 winners against Barnsley in the Carabao Cup third round in west London on Wednesday night thanks in part to Kai Havertz’s first professional hat-trick and Tammy Abraham impressive displayed.
West Brom, meanwhile, have suffered defeats to Everton and Leicester City in their last couple of the games in the Premier League and they remain rooted to the bottom of the table.
And ahead of latest meeting between Slaven Bilic’s side and Chelsea FC, former Liverpool striker Michael Owen is tapping Frank Lampard’s side to secure a straightforward win against West Brom at The Hawthorns stadium on Saturday evening.
‘With heavy defeats against Leicester and Everton in their opening two games, there’s no respite for newly promoted West Brom,’ Owen told BetVictor.
‘Chelsea are the visitors to the Hawthorns this weekend and manager Slaven Bilic will be hoping that the signing of ex-Chelsea veteran, Branislav Ivanovic, can help shore up a defence that has already conceded eight Premier League goals in their first two games.
‘Frank Lampard will have been disappointed with his team’s lacklustre display against Liverpool on Sunday when they were well beaten in a 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
‘It may take some time for him to bed in all his new signings but he will be demanding a much improved performance against the Baggies and I fancy a comfortable 3-0 win for the Blues.’
The Blues have won their four of their last five games against the Baggies, including a 4-0 victory in their last meeting at The Hawthorns back in 2017/18 campaign.
Chelsea are completed a deal for the seven signing of the summer transfer window on Thursday evening after Senegal international Edouard Mendy completed a move to Stamford Bridge from Ligue 1 side Rennes.
The Blues have already signed winger Hakim Ziyech, RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, Paris Saint-Germain skipper Thiago Silva, Leicester full-back Ben Chilwell, Nice defender Malang Sarr and Bayer Leverkusen attacking midfielder Kai Havertz.
Chelsea will return to action on Tuesday nights when they trip to spur stadium to take on Tottenham Hotspur in Carabao Cup fourth round before on Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in their next Premier League game on Saturday 3 October.