Remember the November of 2006 in retrospect, the Blues were in the middle of a goalkeeping crisis as first choice goalie Petr Cech had a head injury that kept him out for long and Carlo Cudicini was equally unable to play. That Led Mourinho to a suprise move for Magnus Hedman – it was a short-term deal for the interim goalie.
However, the former Celtic and Scandinavian man did not feature for the Blues throughout the season but his presence at that time, assured the Blues fans of an adequate cover for Hilario.
A similar scenario is playing out at the moment in Stamford Bridge. Courtois is out injured for a long-term while Begovic is the only senior back-up to him.
Should the later be injured or suspended, the Blues will be left with no experienced goalkeeper and this portends serious danger to the ambition of the club.
The close of the window left the Blues gunning for the signature of John Stones. Nonetheless, there’s a free agent that is of note, Sabastien Frey.
He was dubbed by Arsene Wenger as one of the best goalkeepers in the world at a time but Wenger failed to land the keeper at that time.
The 35-year-old French international is vastly experienced; he’s worn the gloves for Inter Milan, Genoa, Parma and Florentina. He will be an ideal back-up to Begovic and help to displace the inexperienced and untested Jamal Blackman.
Go for him Mourinho, he is a free agent.