'I expect': Jamie Carragher thinks Chelsea have a 'phenomenal' player who's going to be brilliant this season

Jamie Carragher has claimed in his article for The Telegraph that Raheem Sterling will be a star for Chelsea this season.

The England international managed to impress in spells during his Chelsea Premier League debut against Everton, with him being robbed of a first goal for the club by the linesman’s offside flag.

He is so far the only real attacking signing the Blues have made, with them missing out on a deal for Raphinha earlier in the window.

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With the club’s notable lack of taking big chances, there will be a considerable amount of pressure on the 27-year-old to provide the goods for the Blues.

However, Carragher believes he is more than good enough to meet these demands, with him being the standout addition so far.

Carragher backs ‘phenomenal’ Sterling

He said: “Chelsea are now facing more questions due to their slower work in the transfer market. Tuchel’s team is still strong, though, especially following the summer signings of Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly. 

“I expect Sterling to be a phenomenal player under Tuchel and there is clearly more money for Chelsea to spend in the coming weeks, with Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong a midfield target.”

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Sterling will be keen to open his Chelsea account as soon as possible, with there being no better time for him to do so than this weekend’s massive London derby against Spurs.

Despite it being early in the season, Antonio Conte’s side are being heavily tipped to even finish above the Blues this season, and it will be important to not give up such a mental advantage after only two weeks of the season.

Sterling has eight goals in all competitions against Spurs, with them being one of the sides he has the best record against. Blues fans will be hoping this continues in their shirt this weekend.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.