Carragher: Chelsea will go ‘no further’ unless they make one signing

Joe Williams
Jamie Carragher Chelsea

Jamie Carragher doesn’t think Chelsea can progress up the Premier League until they replace goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga in net.

The Spaniard has come in for criticism this season, particularly in the last few games, and Frank Lampard again found himself being asked about the 25-year-old’s performance at Anfield as Chelsea lost 5-3.

Lampard said: “I will not talk about individuals in a game where we have conceded those goals. Some were real quality Liverpool finishes, particularly the (Trent Alexander-Arnold) free-kick.

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“There were some collective and individual errors for the goals. We know if we make mistakes like that against a team of the quality of Liverpool then this is what can happen.

“But there were a lot of good things in the game so I certainly don’t want to get into individual conversations about players because we have two big domestic games to play and it is important we go in together, as players, fans, everybody trying to finish the season how we want.”

And Carragher has questioned Chelsea’s transfer policy as they seem to be concentrating on strengthening further up the pitch than finding a replacement goalkeeper or better defenders.

Carragher told Sky Sports: “Chelsea won’t go no further unless they change their goalkeeper. Going back to how important goalkeepers are I look at this Chelsea team and there’s a lot I like about it, it does remind me in a lot of ways the position Jurgen Klopp was in a couple of years ago.

“He’s done as much as he can, yes Frank’s still in his early stages but those big signings can completely transform you as a team. I still think Chelsea need a defender, you see how many goals they’ve conceded. I think a lot of that is down to the goalkeeper being totally honest.

“You see a lot of centre halves at Chelsea without seeing one really outstanding one, those are the areas that if they are going to challenge Liverpool and Man City they’ll have to rectify in the summer.

“They are the worst team in the league defending corners. This is a massive problem for Chelsea. Yes Werner is coming in and the lad from Ajax, there is talk of Havertz as well. It sounds great and it gets supporters excited but it means nothing if you don’t sort out that back three and certainly that goalkeeper.”