Michael Owen makes score prediction for Tottenham vs Chelsea

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Michael Owen has claimed that the current Chelsea side appear to have no weaknesses and admitted he cannot see anything other than a Tottenham defeat in the London derby on Sunday.

Tottenham go into the game on the back of a humiliating 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace and a 2-2 draw against Rennes in the Europa Conference League.

The North London club could be without several key players, with the likes of Son Heung-min, Eric Dier, Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura being doubts for the game (Football.London).

While Nuno Espirito Santo admitted it has been challenging to cope with the number of absentees, he insisted that Spurs will compete against their local rivals on Sunday.

In contrast, Thomas Tuchel’s men come into the game as arguably the form team in the Premier League so far, with their 1-1 draw at Anfield two weeks ago being the only points the Blues have dropped this season.

Owen admitted that he cannot see Tottenham getting much joy from the Chelsea backline, who have been watertight so far.

When asked to predict the result, the former Liverpool striker told The Metro: “Chelsea right now are looking the team to beat for me. Defensively they look so solid, they’ve only conceded once, and that was a penalty against Liverpool.

“With Lukaku playing as well as he is, this Chelsea team have no weaknesses.

“Spurs have started the season well but that defeat to Palace was disappointing. They hadn’t conceded a goal but to collapse the way they did, admittedly with ten men, has got to be alarming for Nuno.

“Right now, Chelsea don’t look like losing. They’ve not lost to Spurs in the league for three years and I don’t see that changing here. I fancy a 2-1 win for Tuchel’s men.”

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Almost no one seems to be giving Tottenham a chance of getting anything from tomorrow’s game and so, the pressure is off Nuno’s men to an extent.

However, having said that, the atmosphere at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium can turn pretty toxic if Chelsea scores a couple in the first half. So, a response is needed from Spurs on the back of their last two results.

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