Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes this Chelsea side is still short of four proven quality players to even be in the conversation in terms of challenging Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Blues owner Todd Boehly has invested huge amounts since taking over from Roman Abramovich, but most of the club’s signings in the last year or so have been promising young players.
A long list of big prospects have arrived, such as Enzo Fernandez, Moises Caicedo, Carney Chukwuemeka, Malo Gusto and Andrey Santos, but this still doesn’t look like a squad that’s ready to compete for major titles.
See below as Carragher and Sky’s other pundits discuss Chelsea’s spending, with the ex-Red saying they probably still need four more signings even after all this spending…
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Chelsea fans would probably agree that a few more proven and experienced players are needed in a few key positions, but it remains to be seen what the west London giants have up their sleeve for the final week and a half of the transfer window.
And having put so much faith in these young players, are Chelsea now under pressure to stick with them and pursue a more long-term project?