Michael Owen’s predictions for Man Utd’s journey to Southampton and Arsenal vs Chelsea

Manchester United will look to proceed their good begin to the season after they face Southampton, whereas Arsenal tackle London rivals Chelsea at The Emirates

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Michael Owen believes Manchester United will proceed their scorching begin to the Premier League season, whereas pondering Arsenal vs Chelsea might be an actual “mismatch”.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s aspect topped the desk after the primary weekend of fixtures, smashing Leeds 5-1 at Previous Trafford.

They journey to Southampton on Sunday and the previous Liverpool and United striker thinks the Pink Devils will choose up the place they left off final day trip, predicting a 3-1 win over the Saints.

“ Manchester United appeared excellent in that residence win over Leeds,” Owen stated in his BetVictor column. “Don’t get me mistaken, I believe Leeds made it straightforward for them however a few of United‘s play was excellent.

Michael Owen is predicting wins for Man Utd and Chelsea


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“Pogba and Fernandes had been sensational and created likelihood after likelihood.

“I used to be glad to see Greenwood on the scoresheet and consider that he actually may grow to be a world-class striker. United are nonetheless so as to add Sancho and Varane to the beginning eleven so they’re wanting good for the time being.

“Southampton began properly at Everton and new man Adam Armstrong took his objective beautifully.

“The way in which they light within the second half is worrying although and apart from Armstrong, I don’t see the place the objectives can come from.

“They conceded the second most quantity of objectives within the league final yr, and I don’t see a lot enchancment in that space to date.

“I can’t see something however a United win right here. They appeared in nice type final week and I fancy them to use what’s an error-prone Saints defence.”

Man Utd got here from behind to beat Southampton final season


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In Sunday’s greatest sport, Arsenal host London rivals Chelsea, with Romelu Lukaku set to make his second Blues debut following the £97.5m switch which introduced him again to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-0 of their opener, whereas the Gunners slipped to a humbling 2-0 defeat to newly promoted Brentford.

Arsenal’s new signing Martin Odegaard might be obtainable for Mikel Arteta, however Owen has been left lower than impressed by their summer season switch enterprise.

Lukaku is ready to make his second Chelsea debut at The Emirates


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He defined: “I used to be very upset with what I noticed from Arsenal on Friday. I do know they had been lacking a couple of of their first workforce however Brentford had been deserved winners.

“They’ve spent cash this summer season, however have they improved a lot from the place they had been final season?

“I don’t suppose so. I’d be stunned in the event that they completed any larger than sixth this season.”

As for Chelsea, Owen thinks they may have an actual tilt on the title this time period and is backing them to overwhelm their hosts.

“It’s a completely totally different story at Stamford Bridge, the place Chelsea are wanting formidable,” Owen continued. “They continue to be such a tough aspect to attain in opposition to and I believe Lukaku can be an excellent signing for them.

“They completed fourth with Jorginho as their prime scorer final season with seven, so think about what they may do with a prolific striker.

“Something can occur in derbies, however this London Derby appears like a mismatch. I believe Chelsea will comfortably win this 2-0 and pile the strain on Arsenal.”

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