By FOX SPORTS staff
Chelsea finished 3rd in the Premier League, 14 points behind winners Manchester United during the recently concluded campaign.
However, with Stamford Bridge favourite Mourinho having returned to the helm, Carragher has tipped the Blues to seal the English crown in the upcoming season.
"They've been successful in the last few years but now I see them fighting for the title again. And if I had to tip someone now, I'd pick Chelsea. I think they will win it," he told The Sun.
"Last year, Luis Suarez, Gareth Bale and Robin van Persie were the top three, but numbers four and five were Juan Mata and Eden Hazard. And this time they could go on to be the best players in the league."
"You've got the Mourinho factor, too. The players clearly love and adore him. I'd imagine they will go that extra yard for him, while Chelsea will spend, too, as they always do."
The former central defender believed Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement left the Red Devils vulnerable and he expected the other top Premier League side to pounce should openings present themselves.
"A lot of people are looking for a change in results because that gives everyone else a chance to be more successful. Sir Alex has been so dominant and such a top manager. He makes such a difference to United and now you hope that they will drop off a little bit and give other people a chance," Carragher stated.
"They walked away with it but I don't expect that this season. It's an opportunity and one of the teams can hopefully jump in there if United slip. United have got a great squad, great manager and they will definitely be challenging for all those trophies."
With fans of North London giants Arsenal growing increasingly disgruntled by the club's trophy drought, Carragher urged the side to stop settling for second-best.
"Every year it seems to be the same for them. They start slow but finish well, they qualify for the Champions League then get knocked out in the last 16," he noted.
"It's not about them having excuses. They will be nice on the eye, as they always are, but you never expect Arsenal to win the really big games. And that is something they have to overcome."