Asmir Begovic ready to quit Chelsea this summer

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Asmir Begovic must have been aware that his game-time would be severely limited after agreeing to leave Stoke City for Chelsea last summer.

Petr Cech left Stamford Bridge for Arsenal because he was fed up of playing second-fiddle to the excellent Thibaut Courtois - so quite why Begovic felt he could oust the world-class Belgium number one to become the first-choice goalkeeper at Chelsea is a little mystifying.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international has only made one appearance for his current employers since Guus Hiddink replaced Jose Mourinho in December - against Scunthorpe in the FA Cup third round - and was bitterly disappointed to find himself on the bench for the fourth round clash against MK Dons last weekend.


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This is according to The Sun, who understand that Begovic was ‘stunned’ to be named amongst the substitutes and is now prepared to quit the club this summer.

Jose Mourinho signed Begovic because he wanted a quality back-up for Courtois - Cech played the same role last season - but keeping two top goalkeepers content is a hugely difficult job.

Begovic shouldn't be sitting on Chelsea's bench

Begovic played 20 times for Chelsea during Courtois’ lengthy injury absence earlier this season and has been used to playing week in, week out throughout his career.

Sitting on the bench is clearly not for Begovic and he’s already thinking about leaving the Blues at the end of the season.

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