Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the club are looking to bring in a goalkeeper as cover for Asmir Begovic in the absence of Thibaut Courtois.
Courtois suffered a knee injury earlier on in the season and although Mourinho said the Belgian is progressing well, the Chelsea boss has said that Marco Amelia has been training with the Blues for the past couple of games, and could be signed as he's without a club.
The Chelsea boss told reporters, as covered by the club's live stream of his press conference: "We need some cover and some stability until Courtois is back, it might be him because it has to be someone without a contract, without a club.
"We found that Marco Amelia could be a good possibility for us and let's see in the next couple of days."
Courtois is the only injury worry for the defending champions ahead of their game with Southampton, with Mourinho looking for his side to bounce back from a defeat in the Champions League to Porto.
Mourinho stood by his comments that a couple of mistakes lost his side the game in Portugal, and a lot of eyebrows were raised about his selection in midweek when Loic Remy, Oscar and Radmael Falcao didn't travel, but he is glad they worked well back in the UK.
He said: "I was told by my assistant that didn’t travel to Porto that they worked fantastically well.
“Because they knew they could be selected for tomorrow, they do well. It is not easy to find that motivation, but they found it. Fantastic.
“With me, everyone works well. Every day.”
Chelsea have only managed to pick up eight points so far this season in seven games and have found themselves eight points off the pace in the title race, and Mourinho has described the current run of form as the worst set of results he has faced in his distinguished coaching career.
He added: “But it is something that is helping me to be better. It is a great negative experience.
“I’ve had big challenges. I am not saying it's a hard challenge.
“I’m saying it's the worst period. I have never lost so many matches.”