Jamie Carragher said despite already signing Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, bringing in Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak would be the “game-changer”.
The former Liverpool defender reiterated the imbalance in Frank Lampard’s line-up as he highlighted Chelsea’s defensive issues in a 5-3 loss against Liverpool at Anfield.
Carragher believes the Blues caused Jurgen Klopp’s men some problems, but the home team still ripped through them for a long period because of this.
Pointing out Kepa Arrizabalaga’s underwhelming 53.47% save percentage this season, the Sky Sports pundit urged Lampard to recoup what he can from the goalkeeper and replace him with a world-class shot-stopper.
“Given how much money has already been invested in more attackers, I would be surprised if Chelsea have not already lined up Arrizabalaga’s successor,” he wrote on his column for the Telegraph.
“Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak is the best available and would be a game-changer.
“Yes, meeting his £109 million buyout clause is mega expensive, but it looks like Chelsea have the funds.”
Carragher also had his say on Chelsea’s transfer activities this summer, urging Chelsea to copy what Manchester City and Liverpool did.
“So far, all of Chelsea’s summer recruitment is focusing on adding to their firepower, with Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner the first expensive purchases. Kai Havertz might be next.
“These players will make Chelsea stronger. They will not make them more solid.
“Chelsea need only look at Ederson and Alisson to see the value of a world-class stopper.”
He then argued how Ederson’s arrival increased Manchester City’s points tally from 78 to 100 in 2018, while Liverpool have leapt from 75 points to 97 and 96 in successive seasons since Alisson’s arrival.