• Chelsea risk losing Courtois to Real Madrid amid contract standoff

    Chelsea risk losing Courtois to Real Madrid amid contract standoff

    Thibaut Courtois is ready to allow his contract to run down at Chelsea which could pave the way for a move to Real Madrid, according to reports.

    The Belgium international’s current deal at Stamford Bridge expires in 2018.

    And The Sun claim that Chelsea want the goalkeeper to sign a two-year extension without a wage rise before offering him a new bumper deal.

    Courtois has reportedly informed those close to him that he wants to weigh up his options in the final year […]

  • Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois both ready to sign new Chelsea deals

    Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois both ready to sign new Chelsea deals

    Diego Costa and Thibaut Courtois are ready to sign new contracts with Chelsea in what could prove to be a huge boost for the club, reports say.

    The duo were both heavily linked with moves away from Stamford Bridge last summer but Antonio Conte convinced the pair to stay.

    The turnaround under Conte in recent weeks has been notable, with the Blues not conceding a goal in their last six matches.

    And Costa and Courtois are ready to commit their long-term futures to […]

  • Chelsea star Courtois accused of being a traitor in Belgium’s dressing room

    Chelsea star Courtois accused of being a traitor in Belgium’s dressing room

    Belgium’s former head coach Marc Wilmots has suggested that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was leaking team information during Euro 2016.

    Wilmots was sacked after the tournament as Belgium were dumped out at the quarter-final stage by Wales.

    Courtois was critical of Wilmots’ tactics during the competition and was involved in a bust-up with the 47-year-old in the dressing room following the defeat to Chris Coleman’s side.

    And when asked about rumours that Belgium’s team line-ups were being leaked by Courtois to his father, […]

  • Courtois earning £100,000 per save for Chelsea

    Courtois earning £100,000 per save for Chelsea

    The Blues goalkeeper has barely been tested since the start of the season, with Antonio Conte’s side on a run of six clean sheets in a row in the Premier League.

    Thibaut Courtois has been pocketing almost £100,000 per save in the Premier League this season after helping Chelsea to the top of the table.

    The Belgium international, whose salary is £120,000 a week, has barely been called upon to make a stop during Chelsea’s impressive run of six wins and six […]

  • Chelsea slump not just Mourinho’s fault, insists Courtois

    Chelsea slump not just Mourinho’s fault, insists Courtois

    Players of the Stamford Bridge club were as much to blame for last season’s slump as the Portuguese, according to the Blues keeper.

    Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois insists that Jose Mourinho was not solely to blame for Chelsea’s dismal form last season.

    Mourinho, who guided Chelsea to the Premier League title and the EFL Cup in 2014-15, departed in December after they won just four of their opening 16 games in the top flight.

    Guus Hiddink took temporary charge but was unable to reverse […]

  • Courtois to see doctor if bloodshot eye does not clear

    Courtois to see doctor if bloodshot eye does not clear

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admits he will see a doctor if his bloodshot eye does not clear.

    The Belgian has been playing with a red left eye since before the international break and insists that despite it’s unsightliness, his vision is not impaired.

    Courtois is set to face Middlesbrough this Sunday but the 24-year-old admits he may need to seek medical advice over his eye.

    ‘Although I have no pain, it will continue to look red,’ said Courtois.

    ‘If it does not quickly improve, […]

  • Thibaut Courtois hails Arsenal ace Petr Cech as the ‘best guy’ in football

    Thibaut Courtois hails Arsenal ace Petr Cech as the ‘best guy’ in football

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has lauded former team-mate Petr Cech as the ‘best guy’ he’s met in football.

    Courtois, 24, replaced Cech as Chelsea’s number one goalkeeper in 2014 and Jose Mourinho’s decision persuaded Cech to move to London rivals Arsenal a year later.

    Despite the obvious competition between the two, the pair have always remained civil.

    Cech’s gone on to continue his career at the Emirates and Courtois has praised the Czech Republic stopper for helping him become the goalkeeper he is […]

  • Conte and Simeone focus more on tactics than Mourinho – Courtois

    Conte and Simeone focus more on tactics than Mourinho – Courtois

    The Chelsea goalkeeper says his current club boss spends more time on game management than those in charge at Atletico Madrid and Manchester United.

    Thibaut Courtois claims current Chelsea boss Antonio Conte places greater emphasis on tactics than his predecessor Jose Mourinho.

    The Belgium international also considers the Italian coach to spend more time on game management than Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone – who he spent three years working under during productive loan spells – and his former national team manager Marc […]

  • Courtois reveals the one skill De Gea is better at than him

    Courtois reveals the one skill De Gea is better at than him

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admits Manchester United’s David De Gea has better reflexes than him.

    The Belgium international was hailed as the best in the Premier League during Chelsea’s title success two seasons ago, but De Gea is now considered the division’s standout star with his sublime saves for United.

    Appearing on Belgian television show La Tribune on Monday evening, Courtois took part in a quick-fire quiz where he was given a list of goalkeepers and was asked to pick the quality […]

  • Chelsea must ‘focus’ to maintain title challenge – Courtois

    Chelsea must ‘focus’ to maintain title challenge – Courtois

    Thibaut Courtois has told Sky Sports that Chelsea must maintain their “focus, ambition and hunger” if they want to challenge for the Premier League title.

    The Blues are back on track under Antonio Conte after a disappointing 10th-place finish last season, but Courtois is cautious about naming them as challengers.

    “We could be title contenders but after last season we have to be careful about everything,” he said.

    “We cannot relax because maybe last year we went too easy into the season because […]

  • Thibaut Courtois gives Chelsea fans positive update on gruesome eye injury

    Thibaut Courtois gives Chelsea fans positive update on gruesome eye injury

    Thibaut Courtois has informed Chelsea supporters that ‘everything’s OK’ with his eye after pictures circulated of the goalkeeper on Wednesday.

    The Blues shot-stopper found himself on the bench during Belgium’s 1-1 draw with the Netherlands, as Liverpool ace Simon Mignolet started the friendly at the Amsterdam Arena.

    In the middle of the match, television cameras filmed a glum-looking Courtois sitting on Belgium’s substitutes bench with some sort of problem with his eye.

    Many Chelsea fans were concerned ahead of their upcoming games against […]