Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak impressed and helped keep Arsenal at bay in the first leg of the two sides’ Europa League semi-final tie at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night, and Chelsea fans have urged their club to sign the stopper, rated at £63m by Transfermarkt, to replace Thibaut Courtois next season.
The Belgium international has largely impressed since coming into the Blues first team in 2014, but he has struggled at times this season and has come under fire from the Stamford Bridge faithful on Twitter for some of his displays.
Meanwhile, Oblak has only conceded 24 goals and has kept 26 clean sheets in 44 appearances in all competitions for the La Liga side this term, and he was once again in impressive form in north London after his team had been reduced to 10 men with less than 10 minutes on the clock.
Chelsea supporters were quick to have their say on the 25-year-old’s performance via social media, and while one said “he is 100x better than Courtois”, another said “go all out to sign Oblak please”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
@ChelseaFC please sign oblak he is 100x better than courtois
— Billy Cook (@BillyJamesCook) April 26, 2018
Sell courtois and get oblak @ChelseaFC
— الحمد لله (@AbdiMahdi123) April 26, 2018
We want Jan Oblak next season. Make Courtois go @ChelseaFC
— MerciArseneWenger (@OlueinsteinMD) April 26, 2018
Announce Oblak @ChelseaFC
— Aliyu Doma II (@Aliyy_D) April 26, 2018
Go all out to sign Oblak please! @ChelseaFC, Courtois can leave no problem.
— Desmond Lam (@KahHoe14) April 27, 2018
Would love Oblak to replace Courtois this summer #CFC
— Liam O'Gorman (@CFC_LOG) April 26, 2018
I genuinely think Oblak is slightly better than De Gea.
— Oluwaferanmi (@Feranz_CFC) April 26, 2018