"Signings made by Liverpool, Man City or Man Utd would NOT get into Chelsea's team"
Jamie Carragher has made a bold statement on the eve of the new Premier League Season. He claims ...
Jamie Carragher has made a bold statement on the eve of the new Premier League Season. He claims that NONE of the new signings made by Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United would get into the Chelsea team. Do you agree?
Let's start with what he has actually said in his Newspaper column:
"I’ve been watching the action in the window unfold and I am yet to see a signing that has made me think ‘wow’; for all the money that our clubs now have, we cannot say they have bought someone from the elite.
The spree has clearly irritated Jose Mourinho but he should relax: not one of the players who his rivals have bought would get in Chelsea’s starting line-up.
It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about Bastian Schweinsteiger, Raheem Sterling, Petr Cech or Christian Benteke; none of them are at a level where they would waltz into Stamford Bridge and take the place of those who helped Chelsea become champions last season."
Does he have a point or is there one particular signing that YOU personally feel WOULD walk into the Chelsea team?
I tend to disagree with Carragher because of the current concerns I have with the Chelsea squad. I personally believe that we remain TWO players short of what I believe Jose Mourinho would like to have available to him as we kick the season off against Swansea tonight.
We are crying out for a left back as we know, but I also think we could do with another holding midfielder to play in a settled role next to Nemanja Matic. Would Bastien Schweinsteiger have been someone we should have looked at for that position?
With the current concerns we have about Diego Costa's hamstrings, Christian Benteke for me would have been someone to think about. His ability is fantastic and he is such a powerful, physical threat that he would be considered in the same mould as Didier Drogba.
OK, he has some fine tuning to do and under the guidance of the right manager, he could really take a step forward and become as influential in games as Drogba was in his prime at Chelsea.
What about Raheem Sterling? Could he have been considered as someone to play on our right hand side with Eden Hazard down the left? Willian is a wonderful, wonderful player but not really a winger and with Sterling down the right, Willian could have had a real contest with Oscar for the number ten role instead?
So there you have it. I disagree with Carragher but that's just me. What do you people think?