Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, has won the battle for the primary shot-stopper's role in Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho's line-up in this evening's Turf Moor encounter with Burnley, according to Richard Keys.
Courtois had been vying for a starting role along with established number one Petr Cech, who could well request a transfer should he be relegated to the bench ahead of the closure of the summer transfer window, with Ligue 1 rivals Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco both allegedly interested in the 32-year-old.
"Courtois will start for Chelsea," said Keys, to his 212,000+ followers on Twitter.
At a recent press conference in Cobham on Friday, Mourinho intimated that nobody outside of the club's management had been informed who would be the primary goalkeeper for the season - with both Cech and Courtois also in the dark.
However, with Chelsea's debut game in the 2014-15 Premier League season fast approaching, that may well have changed, with the Telegraph also reporting that "barring any injuries", Blues boss Jose has "granted Courtois his wish".
Cech has a transfermarkt.co.uk valuation of £14.96 million.