Secondly, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has declared that they are interested in signing French full back Serge Aurier from Paris St Germain, with Manchester United the apparent favourites for his signature.
The Premier League win over Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in February then provided impetus for the title run-in. We were here once before, two years ago, so they must now avoid falling into a similar trap that destroyed the 2015-16 season.
Carragher also touched upon the decision to sell Nemanja Matic as an example of the difference between Conte and the board.
As well as speaking about the club's record signing, the 31-year-old spoke about the importance of the club's strikers in general, highlighting Michy Batshuayi's impressive pre-season performances. "For us, it is just a good opportunity to repeat the performance from the FA Cup final".
Well, they still have a chance of winning, but it will take a lot of genius in terms of tactics and formation from Conte to pull this off.
"I'm sure about this. It didn't matter whether you were playing against Hull City or Manchester United, you knew what you'd get off Costa". "With Matic performing so superbly well over the last three seasons, I can't see why", he said in a radio interview with talkSPORT.
"I think he's concerned as he's going to lose [Diego] Costa, they've lost [Nemanja] Matic".
Former Blues striker Sutton admitted that he would not be surprised if Conte made a decision to quit the Premier League holders following a frustrating summer transfer window.
Antonio Conte has recruited Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger and Willy Caballero so far. Van Dijk is keen to leave Southampton and if Liverpool continue to dither, could well agree to join the Champions.