Jamie Carragher sends message to Chelsea fans about Man United signing

Lynette Rowe
August 12, 2017

Jamie #Carragher says he'll be surprised if Antonio #Conte is still the #Chelsea manager in 12 months' time.

Schwarzer thinks that problems have been brewing at the club since the Diego Costa fiasco sparked in February and that the current environment could distract the Blues from their goals. If you're a manager why would you want to let him go - especially to a rival?

He said: "I'd be very surprised if I'm sitting here in 12 months' time and he's the Chelsea manager".

Matic deal is a ideal example of it.

The Italian must wait to find out if Aurier wins his appeal against a conviction for assaulting a police officer a year ago and is thus allowed entry to Britain after being forced to miss a Champions League game at Arsenal last October when border control authorities revoked his visa. The 19-year-old defender, who is contracted to United until 2020, is regarded as an exciting prospect and can operate at full-back, centre-half or even midfield.

Frank Lampard
GETTY Frank Lampard believes Matic was the one who pushed through a move to Man Utd

We don't know how good [Bakayoko] is going to be, but that has been their business model going forward.

Carragher compared the Blues to Real Madrid saying that they are never afraid to get rid of managers, highlighted by the fact that under owner Roman Abramovich they have had nine different managers (including Jose Mourinho twice) as well as Guus Hiddink as interim on two occasions.

And Conte wants more signings after 17 players left the club sine the end of last season.

"They've had a lot of distractions and I think they could have moved on from all of this if they signed an adequate replacement". Chelsea are also reported to be competing with Liverpool for the signature of Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.

Despite spending north of £140m this summer on Antonio Rudiger, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Alvaro Morata, the squad's size is still of concern, with only 23 players now available following the departure of Nemanja Matic. Despite the additions to Chelsea's squad, there are still qualms that the title winners will not have enough depth for their Champions League campaign this season.

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