Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been given a date by which he can expect to be back to full fitness.
The Belgian has been out since September after picking up a serious knee injury in training, but is expected to be back for Chelsea’s Champions League Group G game against Porto on December 9th at Stamford Bridge.
Courtois has already partially returned to training.
Asmir Begovic, a summer signing from Premier League rivals Stoke, has however impressed in the Blues’ goal, having conceded 20 goals in 16 games in all competitions.
The Bosnian is expected to keep his place for at least Chelsea next four games, which are against Norwich, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Tottenham and Bournemouth.