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Ian Wright rips into 'selfish' Chelsea star after Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool

Ian Wright rips into 'selfish' Chelsea star after Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool

Ian Wright took aim at a Chelsea player following their defeat to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final.

Ian Wright has singled out a Chelsea star for his selfishness in the Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool.

Chelsea succumbed to Liverpool who ran out 1-0 winners at Wembley Stadium last weekend to win the first major piece of silverware this season.

Virgil van Dijk headed home Liverpool's winner deep, deep into extra-time.

Gary Neville slammed Chelsea, calling them 'billion-pound bottle jobs', with Mauricio Pochettino responding to the pundit's damning claim.

Chelsea had opportunities to win the game but failed to convert their chances against a youthful Liverpool side.

Enzo Fernandez, who had an altercation with Liverpool fans after the result, had one of the Blues' best chances as he was unable to finish inside the box following his backheel attempt.

Fernandez's decision to attempt a backheel has been lambasted by Wright, who slammed the player's selfish approach.

On The Kelly & Wrighty Show, the Arsenal legend said: "You do look at it and you feel, we spoke about Liverpool and their togetherness, Chelsea you feel the disconnect with the fans, what’s going on upstairs, with the players, now the manager is under pressure, you just feel like there’s no togetherness.

"You rightly mentioned the backheel from Enzo in the box, in a final, you lay it to someone, and they score a tap-in, it’s what a team does, when you’re playing for a team.

"For him to not do that just shows where they are at the moment, they’re all over the place."

Enzo Fernandez misses a chance in a Carabao Cup final. Image: Getty
Enzo Fernandez misses a chance in a Carabao Cup final. Image: Getty

Wright also took aim at Pochettino as he criticised Chelsea's tactics in the second half.

"Without a shadow of a doubt there’s potential there and we’re thinking that Mauricio Pochettino with his experience and his progression of youth players, what we saw at Tottenham, we thought Chelsea have got a load of players to sort how and him coming might have been the perfect manager to sort that out but it doesn’t seem to have materialised in the way it’s going," he added.

"In his press conference afterwards, talking about taking off players when they’re tired in a final, for me if I’m a Chelsea fan, I’d take that as very negative simply because they’re going on about him not winning anything, he doesn’t know what it’s like at that stage of the game to go all out and try to win because he’s not done that before.

"Unfortunately, that’s going to be labelled against him but then what you want, ultimately, those players have to come together for themselves, to be together but it’s up to the manager to get them together."

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Getty

Topics: Enzo Fernandez, Chelsea, Ian Wright, Football