Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois is set to miss a minimum of ten weeks after it was revealed that he required knee surgery, as reported by The Telegraph.
Last season this blow would have been softed for Chelsea, as Jose Mourinho boasted unquestionably the best second choice keeper in the league – but Petr Cech is now an Arsenal player.
The Blues bought Asmir Begovic to replace the Czech international, but the former Stoke star just isn’t the same player he once was.
Although he’s unlikely to admit it, Mourinho may well be regretting letting Cech go this past summer after Courtois’ surgery revelation. Any manager would loathe to lose a player of Cech’s quality, and with Chelsea’s young Belgian set to miss a large chunk of the season, Mourinho would no doubt love to have Cech to call upon.
The reigning champions are off to a stuttering start this season, and don’t look the same dominant side they did at the start of the last campaign. Hopefully the absence of Courtois will see them continue to falter, and we can capitalise and force our way up the table.
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If Cech were to play a part in our success it could prove even sweeter, and perhaps Mourinho will even cry.