It was a shock when Karl Darlow was recalled to the starting eleven last Tuesday night to play at West Brom.
Rob Elliot had been playing quite well this season, but in the last two or three games, Rob didn’t look as sharp as he had been – but there again he was also exposed by our defense.
We can only assume Karl was looking good in training and much like last year he has been brought into the first team while not starting the season as our number one goalkeeper.
Karl has played well in the last two games, and he is our Man of the Match for yesterday.
The lads gave everything they had in the game but went down 3-1 against the Premier League Champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Karl Darlow – no chance with Chelsea’s second goal scored by Morata
Karl can stay in the first team much like he did last season if he keeps playing well for us.
But we think Rafa will soon want a new number one goalkeeper brought in either in January or this summer.
And perhaps that will be Real Madrid’s Kiko Casilla who Rafa bought while he was manager ar Real back in 2015.