Premier League News: Chelsea have signed former Fulham goalkeeper Bettinelli


Chelsea have signed Marcus Bettinelli on a two-year contract after the expiration of his contract with neighbors Fulham.

The goalkeeper made 120 appearances in a decade at Craven Cottage, but will now support Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Bettinelli, 29, will replace Willy Caballero, who left Chelsea free after just two appearances in all competitions last season.

The new man has limited top flight experience, having made his Premier League debut for Fulham against Burnley in August 2018. That match began a series of seven league games under Slavisa Jokanovic.

Bettinelli’s form during that period earned him the call-up of Gareth Southgate to the English team, even though he did not make an appearance for the Three Lions.

Moving to Stamford Bridge, Bettinelli said: “It has always been a special club. I know the area very well, so it was a dream of mine to come this way and it finally happened.

“There were some talks a few years ago when I was a little younger and for whatever reason it didn’t happen, but now I’m here.

“I’m really excited to be involved and can’t wait to try to impress and help the team as much as possible.”


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