Mark Schwarzer

Mark Schwarzer

Between the sticks is Premier League old-boy Mark Schwarzer. The 6 foot 5 Aussie switched West London allegiances in the summer, joining the Chelsea ranks on a free transfer after Fulham splashed the cash on Netherlands No.1 Maarten Stekelenburg.

The Blues granted the 41 year-old a one-year deal, and in his short time at Stamford Bridge as a dependable back up option to Petr Cech, Schwarzer has become the Champions League’s oldest ever debutant.

But with Thibaut Courtois expected to make his long-awaited first team arrival for the Blues next season after three years of prolific success at Atletico Madrid, it seems unlikely Schwarzer’s Chelsea stay will be extended for another term.

The former Cottagers and Boro goalie may not offer much in the way of longevity, but with 16 Premier League campaigns under his belt, the Australia centurion’s top flight experience is only trumped by Tottenham’s Brad Friedel – also a bosman goalkeeping option for the summer.