Michael Owen Predicts FC Porto v Chelsea

Michael Owen Predicts FC Porto v Chelsea Photo: TT
Michael Owen

Michael Owen has backed Chelsea to win against FC Porto in the Champions League this week.

Premier League club Chelsea will take on Portuguese outfit Porto in the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier club competition this month, with the first leg to be played in Spain on Wednesday evening.

The Blues got the better of La Liga side Atletico Madrid 3-0 over two legs in the last round, but Thomas Tuchel’s side will head into the match in Seville on Wednesday evening on the back of a shock 5-2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge in London in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Porto won against Juventus in the Champions League Round of 16. The tie finished 4-4 on aggregate, with the Portuguese giants going through on away goals’ rule.

Former Liverpool and Manchester United striker Owen has backed Chelsea to beat Porto 1-0 at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in Seville.

Owen said: “Thomas Tuchel suffered his first defeat as Chelsea boss against West Brom at the weekend. To lose in that manner was so unlike Chelsea, as they have been rock solid at the back since Tuchel’s arrival.

“Porto have been one of the revelations of this season’s Champions League. They took the scalp of Juventus in the last round, and if the Blues aren’t careful, they could easily take advantage of any sloppiness.

“That said, I’ve seen enough of Chelsea to think they have enough to win here. If they turn up and play the way they did against Atletico Madrid in the last round, that should be enough to get a result on the night.”

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