Until Chelsea rectify the goalkeeping situation, they must forget winning the PL - Carragher
The Blues will host Brighton at the Amex on Monday night.
Jamie Carragher wants Chelsea to replace goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga if they want to be real contenders of the Premier League this season.
The Blues have overhauled their team by bringing in new players to strengthen from defense to attack as they seek to compete strongly in this season’s Premier League and European competition.
The Blues according to the pride of London, have agreed to a deal with Edouard Mendy of Rennes to be Kepa’s competitor.
In the 24 matches he played in, he allowed 19 goals, which ranks third amongst goalkeepers playing 20 or more matches, keeping nine clean sheets last season in Ligue 1.
Speaking on Sky Sports on Monday Night Football, the former Liverpool defender said, every player Frank Lampard has brought in is top class, but failure to sign a top-class keeper to be in the middle of the sticks leaves the team defenseless.
"The spending has been at the top end of the pitch and until they rectify the goalkeeping situation, I don’t think Chelsea have any chance of winning the Premier League,” he said.
"You only have to look at Pep Guardiola’s first season in England, Jurgen Klopp’s first 18 months, and when they signed goalkeepers, which made the real difference. If Chelsea sign a top-class goalkeeper, I think that will make a big difference.
"To be fair to Chelsea, the expenditure this summer is almost three or four transfer windows of money getting spent in some ways, they obviously had no players coming in last season and they still have the Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata money. So I think the money they’ve spent is club money in some ways, but until they change the goalkeeper, I don’t think they’ve got any chance."
The Blues will play Brighton on Monday night and are yet to examine the quality of the machine they have assembled as Timo Werner and Kai Havertz are set to make their debuts.
Thiago Silva, Hakim Ziyech, and Ben Chilwell have been ruled out.