Jamie Carragher has a damning verdict on Chelsea's title rivals

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Former Liverpool defender turned Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher believes that none of the players signed by Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur are good enough to get into Chelsea's side.

The chasing pack have spent huge money trying to catch up with current champions Chelsea, but according to the former Liverpool star, none of the new additions would get into the Blues' starting line-up.

Jose Mourinho has claimed that regaining the Premier League title will be harder than winning it in the first place, due to the signings made by Chelsea's rivals, but Carragher does not think the Portuguese manager should lose any sleep over the new signings.


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Writing in his column for the Mail, he said: "£252.2million: That’s how much Arsenal, the Manchester clubs, Tottenham and Liverpool have spent trying to close the gap on Chelsea this summer...

"The spree has clearly irritated Jose Mourinho but he should relax: not one of the players who his rivals have bought would get in Chelsea’s starting line-up.

"It doesn’t matter whether you are talking about Bastian Schweinsteiger, Raheem Sterling, Petr Cech or Christian Benteke; none of them are at a level where they would waltz into Stamford Bridge and take the place of those who helped Chelsea become champions last season."

Mourinho has clearly been irritated by his own sides lack of movement in the transfer window this season, that has seen the club make just two additions in Asmir Begovic and Radamel Falcao.

However, the Portguese boss, who has signed a new four-year-deal at Chelsea believes the club will sign a new left-back in the coming weeks following the sale of Felipe Luis to Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea have struggled to score goals in pre-season following the injury to Diego Costa, but Mourinho does not feel the need to sign a new striker and is happy with his options of Loic Remy and Falcao.

We will see if his trust in his forwards pays off when Chelsea begin their title defence at home to Swansea City tomorrow.

Chelsea fans: Would you take any of your rivals signings in your starting XI? Who else would you like to join your club this summer? Have your say below!

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