Chelsea signed Eduardo earlier in the season, from Dinamo Zagreb. The experienced goalkeeper was part of the Portugal squad which won the European Championships last summer. Although he’s yet to feature for Chelsea since his arrival, Conte is happy to have him in the team, and has also revealed how much he has helped Courtois and Begovic.
“Eduardo was a great buy for us,” said Conte. “He arrived this season as third-choice goalkeeper and the positions in the team are very clear in my mind. I’m very happy for him because Eduardo is working very well and he’s helping myself, Thibaut and Asmir a lot, as well as helping Gianluca Spinelli [goalkeeping coach] and Hilario in their work.
“I’m very pleased for his commitment and behaviour, he’s a very good goalkeeper and he’s doing well. Now, we have Courtois, Begovic and Eduardo. This is the situation for Sunday, and then we’ll see.”