Yes, it is true, Michael Owen has actually said something interesting.
The former Newcastle striker was talking about United’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Saturday and came out with an interesting point…
The usual Michael Owen comments are usually along these lines:
“You need people who score goals. That’s how you win games.”
“If there’s rain about, it makes the surface wet.”
“If Man City don’t score, they hardly ever win.”
“Whichever team scores the most goals…usually wins.”
However, in previewing Saturday’s match, Michael Owen has revealed that Newcastle have taken more points off Chelsea than any other team in the last five years.
Hard to believe that he hasn’t been fed this line but as Owen points out, Newcastle have taken 13 points in that time period, though presumably he means the last five seasons including this current one, as in the last five years it is actually 14 points Newcastle have accumulated.
The list of matches is below and in the last eight Premier League clashes, Newcastle have won four as well as one draw.
However, maybe tellingly, the only away win was the Papiss Cisse wonder double match in the season Newcastle finished fifth.
Predictably though, Michael Owen has predicted yet another defeat this season for Newcastle, without even scoring a goal.
Michael Owen predicting the match for BetVictor:
“Newcastle were good value for their win against the Baggies at St James’s Park last weekend but they will find reigning champions Chelsea a different proposition.
“Despite the fact that the Magpies have taken more points off Chelsea (13) than any other team in the last five years.”
Michael’s recommendation: Chelsea to win to nil’
Newcastle 2 Chelsea 2 – 26 Sept 2015
Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – 10 Jan 2015
Newcastle 2 Chelsea 1 – 6 Dec 2014
Chelsea 3 Newcastle 0 – 8 Feb 2014
Newcastle 2 Chelsea 0 – 2 Nov 2013
Newcastle 3 Chelsea 2 – 2 Feb 2013
Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – 25 Aug 2012
Chelsea 0 Newcastle 2 – 2 May 2012
Newcastle 0 Chelsea 3 – 3 Dec 2011
Chelsea 2 Newcastle 2 – 15 May 2011