Ex-Manchester United striker Michael Owen is predicting a tight contest when his former club take on Chelsea at Old Trafford this evening.
The BT Sport pundit doesn’t have much faith in either defence keeping a clean sheet, considering their poor defensive records so far this season, and he is expecting the two teams to play out a score draw:
“This will be the first time that United have played at home since their humiliating 6-1 defeat against Spurs. Chelsea, yet again, surrendered what looked a comfortable lead last week at home to Southampton. I don’t see much between these two and given that neither team have clicked so far this season, I think a draw is the most likely result.”
To be fair to both teams, the defences looked much-improved in their Champions League fixtures during the week, but going by both club’s recent records, a high scoring game does look likely.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer switched to a back three against PSG and he may look to use the system once again in order to improve his team’s chances of keeping a clean sheet tonight. Playing with two strikers could also have the added benefit of putting pressure on Chelsea’s vulnerable back four.
The fixture could well prove to be a hugely important game with both clubs keen to kickstart their seasons after poor starts.