Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez reportedly went into the season with doubts over Karl Darlow's ability.
The much maligned owner has had to fend off protests from the club's fans, and going by his mistakes, it's little wonder.
The two fierce East Midlands rivals will go head-to-head in the Championship on Saturday.
Suddenly, questions are being asked of Newcastle United's Karl Darlow after a difficult run of form.
Newcastle United came from a goal down to beat Brighton 2-1 at the Amex to move back to the top of the Championship.
Newcastle United ultimately came away with a draw in their recent clash with Norwich City.
Aston Villa released the current Newcastle United number one when he was just 16.
The Dutchman only recently made his return after a year and a half on the sidelines but could he come back to Newcastle United?
Chelsea could make a new move for Newcastle's Karl Darlow at the end of the season.
Chelsea are interested in Newcastle's Karl Darlow.