Chelsea kicks off the weekend with a trip to the London Stadium, where they have only won one of their last four trips, and if Thomas Tuchel’s side-falling points they could open the door for Liverpool to overtake them later Saturday.
The Reds travel to Molineux, where they beat Wolves 1-0 last season, with Diogo Jota looking to score another big goal against his former club.
Ahead of the weekend’s fixtures, which could end with a different third team at the top when Manchester City face Watford on Saturday night, former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has given his predictions.
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Chelsea beat West Ham at home and away last season, with Timo Werner’s efforts giving them the points in east London.
West Ham won two of their three home games against the Blues before that, with Andriy Yarmolenko scoring a late winner in 2020.
However, Owen is backing Chelsea to make two in a row at London Stadium after going through a tough midweek test at Watford.
“David Moyes must have been disgusted to have conceded such a late equalizer at Brighton and West Ham are in bad shape right now,” Owen told BetVictor.
“The good news is that they stay firmly in the top four, but they have to start getting more points.
“It wasn’t a dominant win, but Wednesday’s win over Watford was vital for Chelsea. My only concern for them right now is the number of goals they are scoring. get it back in shape and shoot.
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Owen tipped Tuchel’s side for a 2-1 victory, while also supporting his former team to take the win on their kickoff at 3pm.
Bruno Lage’s Wolves have just won back-to-back draws against Norwich City and Burnley, and are the top scorers in the top half of the table with just 12 goals.
Liverpool have won every Premier League fixture between the teams since Wolves arrived in 2018, and Owen tipped the Reds to win 2-0 for what would be a third straight win over Saturday’s opposition.
Last season’s 1-0 win marked the start of a 25-game unbeaten streak in all competitions, and Jota – the scorer that day – faces his former employers after scoring five goals in his last five. matches for Jurgen Klopp’s team.