After Chelsea’s Champions League loss to Borussia Dortmund, Jamie Carragher made fun of Todd Boehly and exposed Graham Potter’s main issue at the club.
After losing the first leg 1-0 in Germany, the Blues will need to mount a Champions League turnaround to move on to the quarterfinals.
Chelsea struggled to score against Dortmund despite having 21 attempts overall and numerous opportunities to do so.
Karim Adeyemi’s outstanding solo goal was enough to put the two teams apart.
After the victory, the Borussia Dortmund team gathered in front of their “Yellow Wall” to celebrate, and Carragher used the occasion to make fun of Chelsea owner Boehly, known for his extravagant spending, who was present.
‘It’s just come through on social media, Todd Boehly’s put in a bid for the whole Borussia Dortmund squad!’ Thierry Henry and former Manchester City defender Micah Richards both cracked up in response to Carragher’s joke on CBS Sports.
Despite spending nearly £600 million on new hires over the last two transfer windows, Boehly has not seen quick success.
Chelsea has only won eight of its 22 Premier League games this season, dropping them to 10th place.
Despite the significant investment at Stamford Bridge, Carragher claims that Potter has a “big problem” at Chelsea because the team still lacks a “known” striker.
The former Liverpool player continued, “When you actually think of the money Chelsea have spent, not just in [January], in the August window as well, and to think you’re playing a full season without a recognised, top-quality centre forward, it’s just baffling.”
“Chelsea’s massive problem this season has been scoring goals. I think they’ve scored just more than maybe one goal a game in the Premier League, and that’s nowhere near enough for a club the size of Chelsea and also the revenue that’s been spent on that team, that’s a massive problem.”
On Saturday, Southampton, who is currently without a manager, will visit Stamford Bridge as Chelsea resumes its Premier League schedule.