Ex-Liverpool forward Michael Owen is tapping Chelsea to ease to a comfortable 3-1 win against Brighton in their Premier League game at the Amex Stadium on Monday night.
Frank Lampard has received significant backing from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in the 2020 summer transfer window after completing six major signings.
The Blues started their summer spending before the window even opened when they agreed a £33.3million deal to sign Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.
Timo Werner became second major signings for west London club after a completing a £57million move from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.
Ben Chilwell followed with £50million from Leicester before Thiago Silva and Malang Sarr joined the club on a free transfer from PSG and Nice respectively. Kai Havertz became club’s six major signings after completing a £89million move from Bayer Leverkusen.
The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw with Brighton in their pre-season friendly earlier this month when Werner’s goal was cancelled out by Pascal Gross’ equaliser.
Frank Lampard’s side played out a 1-1 draw with Brighton at the Amex Stadium and at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League last season.
However, Ex-Liverpool forward Michael Owen is backing Chelsea to secure a 3-1 win against Brighton in the Premier League on Monday night.
‘Brighton are set for a pretty solid season in my opinion and although they certainly flirted with relegation last season, their new style of play could well pay dividends in this new campaign,’ Owen told BetVictor.
‘Chelsea have undoubtedly been busiest in the Transfer market so far this pre-season and they really do seem to have made a number of excellent additions to their squad.
‘All eyes will be on Frank Lampard and his team as he looks to bed everyone in quickly so that they can hit the ground running from the start of the season.
‘I am so excited about watching their progress this season and I think they could provide a real challenge to the pre-season favourites of Liverpool and Manchester City.
‘It’s hard to see beyond a comprehensive victory for Frank Lampard’s Blues in this one and I’m going for a 3-1 win to Chelsea.’
The Blues finished in fourth place in the Premier League table last season before they lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the FA Cup final.