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Life after Pickford: The 2 stoppers Everton should target if star leaves for Chelsea

Amidst rumours Thibaut Courtois could well be on his way to the Bernabeu, World Cup star stopper Jordan Pickford has emerged as the number one target for Chelsea to replace their Belgian stopper with. 

Chelsea have made Pickford their number one target if Courtois does exit Stamford Bridge, according to Sky Sports.

Jordan Pickford had a superb World Cup for England, breaking the spell England had suffered for decades and helping the Three Lions win a penalty shoot-out against Colombia. Pickford well and truly established himself as England’s number one, aged just 24.

His shot-stopping, command of the area and distribution propelled him to the position of England’s number one. Everton splashed out £25m for the Sunderland-born player’s talents before the start of last season, and he was one of the few players who didn’t flop at Goodison Park. Modern-day keepers are expected to be comfortable on the ball, and Pickford certainly fits the bill. He is always cool, calm and collected at the back, and his distribution is amongst the best of any stopper in the Premier League.

If Pickford does leave for pastures new, Marco Silva must use the money to re-invest in a top-quality stopper. Liverpool splashing out a world record fee for a goalkeeper this summer, in Brazilian Allison, shows just how valuable goalkeepers are becoming to the modern game.

With that in mind, here are two keepers Silva should consider if Pickford leaves Goodison Park…

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