Owen makes fresh Premier League title prediction after Chelsea, Man United defeats
Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has made a fresh Premier League title prediction following the outcome of some matches played on Saturday.
He said that this season is set for an ‘unbelievable’ title race, adding that Chelsea and Manchester United’s defeats to Aston Villa and Man City respectively show “everyone is beatable” and “no one is going to run away with it.”
Chelsea were handed their first defeat of the season in all competitions by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City through a Gabriel Jesus’ second-half strike while United also lost their first league game of the season as Aston Villa.
“Manchester City’s win does wonders for them but I don’t think they will ever believe they can’t win a match because they’re such a talented team,” Owen told Premier League productions.
“What it does do is breath a sigh of relief for the rest of the league because everyone has been thinking, ‘wow, this new Chelsea team look unbelievable… how can we beat them? How do we score against them?’
“There’s been a feeling over the last week or two and everyone was saying Chelsea would win the league. But things change, Man City and Liverpool will play them and things will change.
“At the time if you put a gun to my head and asked me who would win it I would have said the same thing: Chelsea.
“Everyone was swaying towards Chelsea. Now I think people will realise everyone is still beatable.
“This is going to be an unbelievable title race, no one is going to run away with it. Man City, the reigning champions, have just gone to champions-elect Chelsea and not only won, but outplayed them.
“So I think people will have a new opinion now, some people will still think Chelsea and they’ve got a great chance, but I just think a lot of people were getting carried away with Chelsea. It shows they are human after all.”