Football fans are usually pessimistic types – but at the moment Chelsea are flying so high it’s hard to not back them to win games, even against top opposition.
Michael Owen used to play for Manchester United, but even he can’t see his old team beating Chelsea tomorrow.
The Blues smashed Juventus 4-0 on Tuesday night in perhaps their best performance of the season, and they looked utterly menacing.
Michael Carrick played a changed up team in his first game as Man U caretaker, and managed a 2-0 win away in Villareal, scoring twice in the second half despite being second best for long periods in the first half.
“Chelsea were awesome against Juventus. They’re defensively rock solid, something that you must be if you have aspirations of winning the title,” Owen said in quotes picked up by the Daily Mirror.
“I think Carrick will play the likes of Donny van de Beek and Jadon Sancho again here, but Chelsea, for me, are just too strong. I’m siding with the Blues to take all three points.”
This is really where we must be cautious however. Complacency will haunt you instantly at this level, and thinking we can take even a second off against Manchester United would be a huge mistake.
We’re sure that’s the exact message Thomas Tuchel is giving his players tonight in the team meeting.