Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has claimed Chelsea are still four top players away from being able to compete for the Premier League.
The Blues have already spent £1bn on new players in the last three transfer windows.
Since the Todd Boehly-Clearlake takeover, 33 new signings have been made since May 2022.
But Chelsea finished 12th in the Premier League last season after Thomas Tuchel, Graham Potter, Bruno Saltor and Frank Lampard all had spells as head coach.
They are currently stuck in the bottom half following Mauricio Pochettino’s appointment in the summer.
Carragher told Monday Night Football: “If you’re telling me that is Chelsea’s best team after they’ve spent £1bn… that team would still need at least four top players if they had any chance of catching Manchester City.
“The goalkeeper is not good enough, the centre-forward is not good enough, they need a centre-back and probably another midfield player.
“To think Chelsea have spent over £1bn and they still feel like they’re half a team away from competing for the Premier League title is flabbergasting.”