Michael Owen is backing Chelsea to beat Brighton by two goals in a high-scoring Premier League game at the Amex Stadium.
Frank Lampard has received significant backing from Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, as they signed Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, Ben Chilwell and Kai Havertz.
“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 said.
“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.”
Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw with Brighton at the Amex Stadium and at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League last season.