Confirmed – UCL Finalists Will Play For Chelsea Next Season


A ridiculous rumor has been sifting its way through the Spanish media, that Thibaut Courtois is “very angry” at Chelsea, and Real Madrid has come in contact with the Belgian stopper [Le 10Sport]. The report does not state a reason for Courtois’ rumored anger, which makes most think that this is has just been made up by a journalist with nothing to write about yesterday. Courtois does not have a reason to be unsettled at Chelsea, unless he does not enjoy the English life, and has failed to adapt to the culture. This is highly unlikely, with Courtois stating that…

“I am happy at Chelsea. I have four years on my contract. I had great years at Atlético, I could dream thanks to that club, but in my career I always aimed to the top.”

The 22 year old signed a new contract before the season kicked off, and if Real Madrid was actually coming in to make a bid, they would have to go around £30million to even get Chelsea to listen. Real Madrid has always been linked to a goalkeeper, but their most likely option would be Manchester United’s, David de Gea.

As soon as Courtois returned from his three year loan spell at Atlético Madrid, Mourinho named him his number one goalkeeper, replacing club legend Petr Čech. Čech has now won four Premier League titles, four F.A. Cups, three Football League Cups, two Community Shields, one UEFA Europa League, and one UEFA Champions League, a much storied career at Chelsea. The fact that Courtois was named the starter and that Čech is still only 32 years old and has shown zero signs of decline, speaks volumes of the quality player that Courtois is. This season he has made 30 league appearances, and has kept 12 clean sheets, conceding just 26 goals in the process. He also makes an average of 2.31 saves per goal, and has a 100% average claim success, all very impressive numbers.

If Courtois was actually to leave (trust me he won’t), then Petr Čech would be the obvious replacement. But even Čech has been rumored to leave this summer, but his chances are much more likely than Courtois’.


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