BOSNICH IN LINE FOR BLUES DEBUT
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The game has been in the headlines for the decisions of six Chelsea players not to make the trip to Israel due to fears over their safety, but it could finally give Bosnich a chance to impress.
The Australian keeper has been kicking his heels since his free transfer move from Manchester United in January, failing to dislodge either Carlo Cudicini or Ed de Goey.
But he seems certain to be given the nod by coach Claudio Ranieri, as de Goey has not made the trip and Cudicini has picked up a leg injury that is likely to keep him on the sidelines for the next three weeks.
Ranieri`s only other option is to plunge youngster Rhys Evans into the fray, but he is almost certain to give the Australian his opportunity to shine.
Bosnich has never hit the heights since he starred for Aston Villa, failing to convince Sir Alex Ferguson of his worth at Old Trafford and struggling to make an impact at Stamford Bridge, but a freak occurrence could finally give him his chance.