Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher reveal which player Chelsea are missing and brutally sum up their transfer window | The Sun

GARY NEVILLE is not "wholly convinced" by Chelsea's transfer strategy as Jamie Carragher says a goalkeeper is still needed for the Blues.

The Blues edge closer to spending £1billion since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital took over in 2022.

Chelsea broke the British transfer record last week by signing Brighton's Moises Caicedo for £115m, while also recruiting Southampton's Romeo Lavia for £58m.

The Premier League giants have been the biggest spenders for the third successive transfer window.

The Blues also recruited Christopher Nkunku for £53m, Nicolas Jackson for £32m, Axel Disasi for £38.7m and Robert Sanchez for £25m, taking their total spending since May last year up to £928m.

Chelsea spent £600m last season and have splashed £345m on new signings so far this summer.


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Sky Sports pundit Neville claims Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino still wants better players even after the huge splurge.

He told Monday Night Football: "It is a large investment and I still feel like Mauricio Pochettino will want better players in certain areas, particularly forward areas.

"Big signings in terms of cash I look at those names and there's potential there, potential that may become world-class players.

"But at the moment there is an element of risk.

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"An element of looking into the future and seeing which of those if any become really top players.

"I am not wholly convinced with the strategy, the eight-year contracts, locking them down.

" Whether those players will deliver what Chelsea need for that investment."

Pochettino has now added to the record-breaking spend and has agreed a £14m deal for New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic.

Carragher supports Poch's this decision as he claims the Blues need four more players including a shot-stopper.

He said: "I still think they need a goalkeeper even though they have just signed Robert Sanchez.

"That does not seem right to me for that amount of money."

"I still think they need a top centre-half because Thiago Silva is 38.

"But if you look at those important positions it still feels like four players need to come in just to challenge Manchester City.

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"That does not feel right given the amount of money they have spent."

Despite the excessive spending Chelsea drew 1-1 to Liverpool on the opening weekend of the Premier League season and faced a 3-1 defeat by a 10-man West Ham side on Sunday.

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