Jamie Carragher admits Chelsea FC are ‘shambles’ under Antonio Conte
The Liverpool legend blasts Chelsea FC's performance in a 4-1 loss at Watford on Monday night
Jamie Carragher criticised Chelsea’s shambolic performance after Monday night’s 4-1 loss at Watford.
The defending Premier League champions made the short trip across the English capital to take on the Hornets.
Chelsea FC lost 3-0 to Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge last week to leave Antonio Conte’s future at Stamford Bridge in the balance.
The Blues were reduced to 10 men at Vicarage Road following Tiemoue Bakayoko’s sending off before Watford broke the deadlock thanks to Troy Deeney’s penalty.
Eden Hazard momentarily equalised before goals from Darryl Janmaat, Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra secured three points.
Chelsea FC are a mere two points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur in the final Champions League qualifying spot.
The Blues won the Premier League title under Jose Mourinho in the 2014-15 season before ending up in tenth place in the subsequent campaign.
Mourinho paid the price for their dismal attempt to retain their title, ultimately leading to Conte’s appointment.
Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher suggested that Conte may have lost the dressing room.
“I think when you call it on with your owners and your board as he has done over the last few weeks with the January transfer window, you’ve got to back it up,” Carragher told Sky Sports on Monday Night Football.
“It was a shambles really. Watford, even 11 against 11, were by far the better team and should have been a goal or two up.
“Second half Chelsea had a bit of possession but never looked like scoring apart from a piece of brilliance from Eden Hazard.
“However, as soon as Watford stepped they just fell apart at the back and that is nothing that you associate with Conte teams. You have to look at again, as we saw with Mourinho, is there now a discord between the players and the manager?”
Chelsea FC lost 2-1 to Arsenal in the second leg of their League Cup semi-final last month.
The Blues will take on La Liga giants Barcelona in the Champions League round of 16 later this month.