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Chelsea keeper Asmir Begovic desperate for FA Cup glory

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic hopes to keep his FA Cup place for the semifinal against Tottenham.

Begovic looks likely to start for Chelsea in their FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham due to Thibaut Courtois' ankle problem.

He was at Portsmouth when they lifted the trophy in 2008, the same year that the semi-finals were permanently moved there, but wasn't named in the squad.

Begovic told the London Evening Standard: “It would be nice to make it fourth time lucky this year.

“I had no complaints in 2008 because I was very young and was just happy to be in and around the squad. I'd left for Stoke the year Portsmouth got to a second final and then at Stoke it was a time of squad rotation.

“I was playing in the League games and Sorensen was playing the Cup games.

“Fair play to him, I had no arguments there. It's just the way it went.

“Thomas was a great keeper, did his bit for the team and the club. It's what the manager decided so hopefully this time around it will be my turn."

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