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Mark Schwarzer | Goalkeeper

Team: Chelsea
Age / DOB:  (41) / 10/6/1972
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 209

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Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is close to signing a one-year new deal with Chelsea.
The backup goalkeeper played in some very important games last season coming in for the injured Petr Cech and Jose Mourinho wants him to return to the club for another year. Chelsea are expected to go with either Cech or Thibaut Courtois in goal next season and Schwarzer will once again be a backup. He can be a great fantasy choice if Chelsea's primary goalkeeper suffers an injury at any point in the season. Jun 4 - 6:44 PM
Source: Sky Sports

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Chelsea XI against Arsenal in Capital One Cup: 23 Mark Schwarzer; 28 Cesar Azpilicueta, 24 Gary Cahill, 4 David Luiz, 34 Ryan Bertrand; 5 Michael Essien (c), 12 John Mikel Obi; 22 Willian, 10 Juan Mata, 15 Kevin De Bruyne; 29 Samuel Eto'o.

Jose Mourinho made 10 changes from the squad that faced Manchester City over the weekend and played mostly backups against Arsenal in the Capital One Cup. The cup is becoming less and less important every year and managers tend to rest their stars during Capital One Cup matches. Expect a completely different lineup in the Premier League this weekend.
Source: ChelseaFC
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 04:53:00 PM

Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer kept a clean sheet against Swindon but has been axed by the Australian national team.

Schwarzer is 40 years old now and past his prime. He's at Chelsea as a backup and it's not a surprise he's no longer with Australia after conceding six goals earlier this month against Brazil. His backup status at Chelsea makes him fantasy irrelevant but he could be a great cheap choice if Petr Cech was to come down with an injury.
Source: Dailystar
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 12:22:00 AM

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has joined Chelsea on a one year deal.

Chelsea needed a second goalkeeper and Schwarzer will be backing up Petr Cech next year. I don't see a scenario where Schwarzer beats Cech to the starting spot, in part because he is nowhere near as good and is 40 years old, a bit past his prime. With that in mind, he had 36 starts last season and showed he can still play, so if Petr Cech goes down with an injury, Schwarzer will be a good, cheap goalkeeper option behind the strong Chelsea defense.
Source: Dailystar
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 12:30:00 AM

Fulham have thinned the ranks markedly heading into the off-season with veterans Mark Schwarzer, Chris Baird, Mahamadou Diarra, Mladen Petric, and Georgios Karagkounis among the notable departures.

There are no tragedies here. Schwarzer was a great player but with the arrival of Maarten Stekelenburg from Roma Fulham have their alternative already lined-up. Players like Baird, Diarra, Petric, and Karagkounis made solid contributions but will likely make way for younger and cheaper players in next season's squad.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 05:15:00 PM

Fulham G Mark Schwarzer is uncertain of his future after not being approached about a new contract.

Schwarzer's current deal runs only through the summer, making him a free agent in a month's time. The 40-year-old is seeking playing time in hopes of contending for the top keeper spot on Australia's national team. He has not been assured of a first-team football at Fulham, however.
Source: Football 365
Fri, May 24, 2013 10:26:00 AM