It may seem unimportant at first blush, but Chelsea’s backup goalkeeper situation may be in a state of flux right now.
That means the Blues’ very strong title hopes are only a Thibaut Courtois injury away from making it matter a whole bunch more.
Eddie Howe wants Chelsea No. 2 Asmir Begovic to head down south to join Bournemouth, and the keeper seems interested in a move.
AC Milan backup backstop Diego Lopez is in the frame for Chelsea, according to that report, but a more intriguing name is Newcastle ‘keep Tim Krul. The Dutchman is on loan with Ajax.
Either would be a fitting replacement for Begovic. Will Conte allow the change in the middle of a relatively-stable (Diego Costa aside) title run?