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Asmir Begovic | Goalkeeper

Team: Chelsea
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/20/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 183

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Asmir Begovic is set to join Chelsea in the coming days.
Stoke were waiting to sign Shay Given from Aston Villa before letting Begovic go but that deal is now complete and Mark Hughes has said he fully expects Asmir Begovic to join the Blues. The deal is as close as it can be to getting done and we will likely have official confirmation by Monday. Begovic will not be a fantasy option this year as he will be behind Thibaut Courtois on the pecking order and isn't likely to feature unless Courtois suffers an injury. Jul 11 - 6:45 AM
Source: ESPNFC

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Chelsea are still confident of capturing the signature of Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic despite late interest from Manchester United.

Mourinho moved quickly to increase his offer to over $12 million after his initial bid was rejected a week ago and the Blues expect Begovic to pen a 4-year deal said to be worth around $110k per week. The move could also see either Victor Moses or Patrick Bamford move to the Britannia on-loan for the 2015/16 season. Meanwhile Chelsea face a struggle to keep full-back Felipe Luis at the club as the defender is unhappy with his lack of first team opportunities. The Brazilian has found himself playing second fiddle to Cesar Azpilicueta but Atletico must stump up around $25 million as Chelsea are keen to recoup the money they invested last summer.
Jul 6 - 9:45 AM

Jose Mourinho has moved quickly to replace Petr Cech with a reported bid for Stoke City number one Asmir Begovic which the Potters have rejected.

The 28-year-old Begovic faces an interesting dilemma should Stoke City and Chelsea agree on transfer terms. Does he essentially give up the next three or four years of his career, prime years, for more money and some titles that he barely participates in? It seems like a cushy gig unless you're a competitor and are driven by competition. Begovic would be a strong get for the Blues if it works out but Robert Green seems to make more sense as far as being a player who can offer a great deal but would be willing to sacrifice playing time for money/titles given where he is in his career.
Jun 30 - 3:38 PM

Stoke City number one Asmir Begovic is rumored to be willing to push hard for a move if a top six club comes calling.

Liverpool are the top six club most frequently linked with Begovic and they could certainly be looking for a goalkeeper (although they do have a lot of other things to address as well). Manchester United could also be a longshot to have interest in Begovic if David De Gea decides he wants to head back to Spain this summer. Begovic will probably not be at the top of United's list but he could be a solid stop-gap if they can't land a permanent replacement for De Gea.
May 26 - 10:44 AM

Asmir Begovic missed two matches after undergoing a minor surgical procedure but could return for Stoke City in Week 37.

Jack Butland's two starts deputizing for Begovic were a mixed bag and certainly didn't feel like a sure-fire changing of the guard if Mark Hughes has anything to say about it. Begovic has been the subject of numerous transfer rumors over the past year and the volume of those rumors seems to be picking up including Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool as possible destinations. As the Potters work to determine Begovic's long-term fate, fantasy managers should be cautious. If Stoke City have already decided to sell internally, they may decide to use the last few matches of the season to give Butland more experience.
May 15 - 9:56 AM

Asmir Begovic finally had a breakout run of results as Stoke City claimed consecutive clean sheet victories over Everton and West Brom to close out 2014.

Coming out of Week 17, Begovic had totaled exactly 13 points for the season in the Yahoo scoring format. That's a pretty solid week for a Premier League goalkeeper but a disaster total over the course of seventeen matches. He finally got on track in Weeks 18 and 19 with identical 4 save, clean sheet wins for the Potters. His total rose from 13 for the season to 49 over the course of those three days. Hard to imagine too many people were on board to reap the rewards given the poor results to date but he has at least made himself relevant again heading into 2015.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:05:00 AM

Asmir Begovic has long been considered one of the best goalkeepers outside of the top four but his recent form belies that reputation.

-6, -1, and -4 over the last three matches and a grand total of three points (3!) for the entire season. Stoke City haven't been terrible but Begovic has been from a fantasy point of view. He has let in nearly as many (18) as he has saved (20) and he has only kept two clean sheets. Neutrals loving entertaining football may not miss Tony Pulis and his grind it out style, but Begovic and anyone who owns him in single ownership fantasy formats certainly do.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 03:00:00 PM

An illness has spread quickly throughout the Stoke City camp and has forced Asmir Begovic, Phil Bardsley and Geoff Cameron out of the Week 13 match at Anfield.

The Stoke City trio will miss out on the trip to Anfield unexpectedly due to an illness that has decimated the Stoke City locker room. The hope is that by sending the three home that it will not spread further during a week when the club will have three Premier League matches in the span of a week.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 09:32:00 PM

Bosnia XI to face Argentina: Begovic, Bicakcic, Spahic, Kolasinac, Besic, Pjanic, Misimovic, Dzeko, Mujdza, Lulic, Hajrovic.

The two big names here are goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and striker Edin Dzeko. Dzeko is expected to lead Bosnia through this World Cup in the country's first time at the tournament.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Jun 15, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Asmir Begovic let three goals in but still made some fine saves, including from a spot kick, but Stoke City were never really in the fight as they fall to Chelsea 3-0.

There is little to comment positively about Stoke's performance today. They are pretty locked in as a mid table side with no threat of relegation or hope of European play, so when you have little to play for and you head to Stamford Bridge, you are usually going to pay the price. Begovic did all he could between the sticks, but the defense in front of him generally could not keep up with the pace of the Chelsea attack. They will attempt to right the ship next week when they host Newcastle, who looked equally poor today and are also without much to motivate them as the season nears its end.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic returned for Stoke City in their FA Cup tie against Chelsea.

Begovic was unable to to keep out Oscar's free kick, but Stoke will be happy to have their number back between the sticks against Sunderland this week.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 11:29:00 PM

Stoke's star keeper, Asmir Begovic, broke his finger in training and will be out for six weeks.

Thomas Sorensen returned to the Stoke City net, and gave up five goals against Newcastle. It wasn't all his fault as Stoke went down to nine men in the match. He'll hope for better against a stuttering Spurs team, but he will be missing Robert Huth (injured) and Marc Wilson (suspended) from his defence.
Source: SkySports
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 11:02:00 PM

Asmir Begovic and Allan McGregor help Stoke and Hull escape with clean sheets in a forgettable draw at KC Stadium.

Other than a couple chances from Peter Crouch, Elmohamady and a Shawcross header off the crossbar in the latter stages of the second half, there wasn't a whole lot going on in this game other than turnovers. Hull's leading scorer Robert Brady came on with 24 minutes remaining, but it wasn't enough to change the game. Begovic has now earned a clean sheet in three of his last five matches, while McGregor records his first shutout since week 7. Both teams stay just below mid table heading into winnable matchups next weekend against Aston Villa and West Brom.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 03:01:00 PM

In his press conference, manager Mark Hughes, admitted that Asmir Begovic is a doubt for the weekend. He has a thigh issue including some internal bleeding.

This will be a worry for the Potters as Begovic has been one of the best keepers in the league for a few years now. Thomas Sorenson would come in if Begovic can't make the match at Hull City, but fantasy managers would be wise to stay away. Stoke have been dire on the road this season, though they've had to play at many top clubs to this point.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 12:37:00 PM

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says he was close to joining Manchester City earlier this year, according to reports in his native Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The goalscoring keeper was linked to a move back in January as ex-Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini looked to give Joe Hart some genuine competition, but Begovic claims he decided to stay at Stoke rather than risk sitting on the bench ahead of a World Cup year. With Hart now dropped by Manuel Pellegrini these rumours are likely to pick up again ahead of winter transfer window, although Begovic insist he is happy at the Britannia.
Source: Sky Sports
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 06:08:00 AM