Chelsea Make Staggering Choice For Reserve Goalkeeper

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Robert Green, 38, is expected to sign with Chelsea this week after undergoing a medical, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The former England goalkeeper left Huddersfield Town in the summer after spending last season with the Yorkshire club. As with then, the 38-year-old is expected to be the third-choice goalkeeper at his club.

With two of Chelsea’s younger goalkeepers departing in the summer, the Blues needed to bolster their ranks and boost their homegrown quota of players. Green, who came through the youth ranks at Norwich City, solves both problems.

Green’s last Premier League appearance came during Queens Park Rangers 2 – 1 home win over Newcastle United on 16th May 2015. It was a curtailed match for the Chertsey-born goalkeeper; he was stretchered off in the 34th-minute with a head injury.

The previous match, a 6 – 0 defeat at Manchester City, confirmed the R’s relegation from the top flight, the fourth time Green suffered that fate: twice with Rangers, once each with West Ham and Norwich City.

Green made his professional debut on 11th April 1999 whilst at Norwich City. It came with a clean sheet as the East Anglian derby finished goalless. Will sentiment allow Maurizio Sarri to play the former West Ham United player against his old team a few days before in celebration?