After his penalty heroics at the World Cup, Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has reportedly emerged on Chelsea’s shortlist as they seek a replacement for Thibaut Courtois before allowing the Belgian to join Real Madrid.
The 6ft 3in Dane has never had a crack at a top club before but has the international and Champions League experience that replacing the man who won the Golden Glove at this summer’s World Cup will have to have.
The arrival of Danny Ward at the King Power Stadium from Liverpool has moved the prospect of Schmeichel leaving even closer as Maurizio Sarri looks to reshape his squad ahead of a renewed assault on the top four.
One thing is for sure, Schmeichel has the character to deal with a big move and will not settle for team-mates underperforming in the same way some Blues players did last season.
So, we put it to Chelsea fans whether Schmeichel would be an upgrade on Courtois and they do not seem impressed; 68 per cent of them feel that the Belgian is the superior stopper, as you can see from the full results below…