“I may have been sounding caution to the Chelsea board but don’t get me wrong – [Lampard] still has a host of star players and lots of established internationals,” Carcarino wrote in The Times.
“I think the squad is stronger than Arsenal’s and Manchester United’s even without Eden Hazard.
“N’Golo Kante is one of the world’s best midfielders, Kepa Arrizabalaga is a talented young goalkeeper and Willian and new signing Christian Pulisic will be a threat to any team.”
Players like Hazard make a huge difference but even with him at Chelsea, they haven’t been a side to fear for years.
The Red Devils should be looking to overtake both London teams – Arsenal and Chelsea – next season.