In a summer which has seen Chelsea fail to sell Diego Costa and sign a new back-up striker, it appears the answer was already at the club.

Antonio Conte missed out on both Romelu Lukaku and Fernando Llorente during the transfer window, and Michy Batshuayi has again struggled for game time, but an unlikely face has impressed in training.

With Diego Costa now also considering ending his Chelsea exile, he could now face further competition from Thibaut Courtois after watching the goalkeeper’s training antics.

A volley in off the bar on his weak foot, bounces down and then out. Cue a manic celebration on a training pitch. A thing of beauty from Courtois.

As one Chelsea fan commented: “Who needs Costa when he have Thibaut Courtois?”

Well, quite.

Courtois has previous in this department, having netted a free kick from 25 yards which also clipped in off the bar. He had a slightly more subdued celebration on that occasion.