Michael Owen makes predictions for Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United vs Tottenham

first_imgAdvertisement Owen is expecting United to edge a win over Spurs (Picture: Getty Images)Michael Owen is backing Manchester United to edge a win over Spurs, while he expects Chelsea to get the victory Crystal Palace, Arsenal to get the better of Sheffield United and Manchester City to beat Leeds United 4-1.The main match-up of Matchday 4 is United vs Spurs and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer vs the man he succeeded at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho.The two bosses have been taking digs at each other across the past week and the friction between the managers may translate into a fiery battle on the pitch. Solskjaer goes up against Mourinho at Old Trafford on Sunday (Picture: Getty Images)Former Liverpool and United striker Owen says that although he expects Mourinho’s side to be disciplined, he’s backing United to get all three points.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told BetVictor: ‘This match has the added twist that Mourinho returns to Old Trafford. These are situations he thrives in and I expect Spurs to be disciplined. ‘United have had problems of their own in their first two matches even though they managed to nick the points last week at Brighton, and I think they could have just enough to edge it here.’ Man Utd v Tottenham: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:23FullscreenMan Utd v Tottenham: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/man-utd-v-tottenham-ole-gunnar-solskjaer-press-conference-2261698/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing set of results, losing to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on penalties earlier this week and drawing 3-3 with West Bromich Albion last weekend.However, Owen predicts that Frank Lampard’s side can get the job done against Crystal Palace, the team that beat United 3-1 in their season opener.He added: ‘Manchester United conquerors Crystal Palace will again quietly fancy their chances here, but I fancy Chelsea to fire and come away with the points.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsManchester City go up against Leeds United at Elland Road on Saturday, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side looking for their third win in the Premier League.Owen is expecting City to put four goals past the Whites and win 4-1.Elsewhere, Arsenal take on Sheffield United at The Emirates, and with the Blades yet to win a league game this season, Owen says he ‘can’t see anything other than a home win’. The ex-England striker also predicts an easy three points for his former side Liverpool as they travel away to Aston Villa.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer responds to Jose Mourinho’s dig about Manchester United’s penaltiesMORE: Paul Pogba urges Ousmane Dembele to join Manchester United from BarcelonaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Commentcenter_img Michael Owen makes predictions for Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United vs Tottenham Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Oct 2020 11:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShareslast_img read more

Williams says U.S. Open title would not be diminished by pullouts

first_img(REUTERS) – Serena Williams believes the withdrawal of some of the world’s top tennis players from this year’s U.S. Open amid the COVID-19 pandemic will not take the shine off a potential record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title for her.Six of the top 10 women’s players, including defending champion Bianca Andreescu and world number 1 Ash Barty, have dropped out of the August 31-September 13 U.S. Open, boosting Williams’ chance of winning the major for the first time since 2014.“It still has to be tennis that’s played, asterisks or not,” the six-time U.S. Open champion told reporters on Friday. “I think this whole year deserves an asterisk, because it’s such a special year – history we have never been through in this world.”“I think we are living a future history lesson. I think regardless, there is always going to be some asterisk by it, because it’s never been done before.“If you win, it was, like, wow, I was able to win in this crazy circumstance where there were no fans. It was just so sterile and weird, but I mentally came through. It might be a more mental test than anything.”Williams, who has a history of blood clots and pulmonary embolisms, said she had concerns over travelling to New York and is living in a rented house instead of the official players’ hotel as a precaution.“I have health issues and I don’t necessarily want to get sick, and if I do, I want the good version,” she said.“I didn’t want to be in the hotel because I have lung issues and felt it was a big risk for me personally. In a house, I can control more. I needed to put my mind at rest so that I could perform.”last_img read more