Date: 2nd July 2014 at 7:28am
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With Jose Mourinho insisting that the young Belgian keeper, Thibaut Courtois, would be returning to Stamford Bridge next season, having spent three years on loan at Atletico Madrid, a piece of news broke yesterday that surprised many people.

Chelsea announced that 41 year-old Mark Schwarzer had put pen-to-paper on a new 1-year deal.

Following his arrival from Fulham, last summer, many supporters thought that the signing of Schwarzer would be merely to provide back-up for Petr Cech, what with Ross Turnbull having left the club.

However, it would appear that Schwarzer, stepping in for the injured Petr Cech in the final matches of the 2013/2014 season performed so well that the club perceived he was worth another 12 months.

One can only suspect that Schwarzer will be the 3rd choice keeper for Chelsea Football Club next season behind Cech and Courtois in the pecking order, unless Atletico Madrid have persuaded Chelsea to let them have the classy young Belgian keeper for a fourth season!