Chelsea’s Collapse: Gary Neville Tears Apart Caicedo’s Role in Carabao Cup Heartbreak

Former Premier League star Gary Neville rips apart the performance of Moises Caicedo against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup final. Neville was furious on the performance of Chelsea star at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Liverpool defeated the Blues in a fierce game which ended up 1-0 after 120 minutes courtesy to a late goal by skipper Virgil Van Dijk. Both the sides had some chances but were unable to capitalise in the regular time. Therefore, extra time was enforced and the Reds got the better of their opponents. This loss will be raising a lot of questions for Mauricio Pochettino, who could not defeat a young squad.

While Jurgen Klopp could largely only throw on younger players, Chelsea could bring on the likes of Noni Madueke, Mykhaylo Mudryk and Christopher Nkunku.

Neville heavily criticised Caicedo after Chelsea lost the League Cup

Chelsea were unable to defeat a pretty much reserved team of Jurgen Klopp and many stars were arguably dull. One such was the Ecuadorian Moises Caicedo. He committed a nasty foul on Ryan Gravenberch in the first half causing him to retreat. Neville was furious on this and says he could have done much better. Speaking on Sky Sports, he said,

“That’s really poor from Caicedo. You mentioned before the game in your announcements the £200 million midfield. They’ve both shown so much promise. But they’ve yet to reach the heights individually, or certainly not as a unit.

I remember watching Caicedo when he was at Brighton, you thought he was actually quite good on the ball. But you watch him here at Chelsea, and he’s absolutely shocking at times in possession.”

This felt like a golden opportunity for the Blues to go some way towards putting the disappointment of the last few months behind them. But ultimately, Chelsea could not beat a Liverpool side which went into extra-time with a number of younger players in their side. Caicedo was bought by Stamford Bridge side to provide some agility and enthusiasm, but he is yet to live up to his price tag.

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