Chelsea to hand forgotten man a chance as doubts about Real Madrid target linger

Chelsea are set to hand Asmir Begovic a run in the first-team between now and the end of the season in order to prove himself as Number 1, as doubts about Thibaut Courtois linger, according to the Daily Mail.

While the Belgian custodian is widely regarded to be one of the best in the world, he has suffered a dip in form this season and has been linked with a move back to La Liga.

After spending two years on loan with Atletico Madrid, their arch rivals Real are reportedly lining up a mega money move should they miss out on Manchester Untied stopper David De Gea.

The report claims the 23-year old would find it impossible to reject overtures emanating out of theĀ Los BlancosĀ camp should they firm up any reported interest in him.

As a result, Bosnian Begovic is believed to be in line for his fair share of starts before this campaign reaches its conclusion as he bids to stake a claim as the club’s Number 1 under man Antonio Conte.