West Ham striker Carroll says Chelsea relegation ‘on the cards’

Date published: Wednesday 16th December 2015 3:15

Andy Carroll: Striker headed winner against Chelsea this term

West Ham striker Andy Carroll insists reigning champions Chelsea are not too good to be relegated from the Premier League.

The Blues are currently only two points above the relegation zone following the 2-1 defeat to Leicester City on Monday, which reportedly left Jose Mourinho hanging onto his job.

“It’s crazy to see, the quality in that team, at the bottom of the league,” Carroll told Sky Sports News.

“It is tough to actually realise that they are such a good team, with quality players, and who spent so much money on those players – they just can’t string a pass together at the minute.”

When asked whether it was possible they could get relegated, the former Liverpool and Newcastle striker added: “You never know. It is hard to see it, isn’t it? I think that’s the problem.

“It is hard to think Chelsea could be in the bottom three at the end of the season. But the way they are going, I don’t see why they can’t get relegated. I think it’s on the cards.”

Meanwhile, despite a promising start under Slaven Bilic, West Ham are on a run of six games without a win, with their last three points coming thanks to Carroll’s winner in a 2-1 victory over Chelsea in October.

The East Londoners have suffered injuries to stars Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho, but England forward Carroll says the club cannot use that as an excuse not to climb back up the table.

“I think we have got to try and get into Europe, 100 per cent,” he said. “I think some of the games we have played, we should have won.

“We could be up there around the top places. If we look at ourselves deep down, we could be there.”

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