Jamie Carragher rates Chelsea FC’s title prospects

The Liverpool FC legend believes Chelsea FC can't be discounted from the Premier League title race

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Jamie Carragher has warned Chelsea FC’s title rivals that the Blues can’t be discounted in the race to win the Premier League this season.

The west London side have endured a difficult summer following their fifth-placed finish in the Premier League last term.

Chelsea FC ended the 2017-18 season with a trophy following a 1-0 victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup final at Wembley last term.

Antonio Conte paid the price for a disappointing campaign after the Blues sacked the Italian head coach at the start of July.

Chelsea FC have turned to former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to replace his compatriot at the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Sarri has raided his former club to sign Italy international Jorginho in a £57m deal last month.

Veteran goalkeeper Rob Green has also completed a move to Chelsea FC ahead of Thibaut Courtois’ imminent departure.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher is refusing to discount Chelsea FC from the title race ahead of the new Premier League season.

“The great thing about Chelsea under Roman Abramovich is whenever you think they have got problems, they are the one club in the top six who can fight back straight away and win a league,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“When Antonio Conte came in they’d finished 10th and won the league. They can still win trophies when you think they’ve got problems. Chelsea are brilliant – and they have been, no matter who the manager is, at doing transfer deals behind the scenes. It is a brilliantly run club in terms of getting money for players and also in the transfer market.”

The Blues have finished outside the top four in two of the past three seasons.

Chelsea FC are facing speculation surrounding Courtois, Eden Hazard and Willian in the current transfer window.

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