Despite Chelsea's planned new contract talks with Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, the general consensus of opinion amongst the press is that Real Madrid are still planning on signing Hazard as their next Galatico with an additional move for Courtois in the pipeline.
It may be six months away but the Premier League transfer window in the summer could become a very busy one for Antonio Conte and Chelsea with some big names being linked with moves away from the club and in as possible replacements.
According to a report in The Sun, Chelsea are willing to let Thibaut Courtois leave the club in the summer to head back to Spain as long as they can sign the man they have identified as his replacement - Joe Hart.
Thibaut Courtois has flown to Spain to have exploratory surgery on his injured knee in training yesterday. It's reported that he has completely torn his meniscus and faces a possible three months on the sidelines!
What a blow to Chelsea and to Jose Mourinho as we have a really important run of games coming up against Everton tomorrow, Arsenal next weekend and let's also not forget the Champions League as we start our 2015 campaign against Maccabi Tel Aviv.
It's fantastic news that Chelsea have rewarded Cesar Azpilicueta with a new five-year contract after his performances this and last season. However, it appears that he is not the only one as reports have appeared that Thibaut Courtois is about to be handed a new bumper deal to remain at Chelsea.
If Chelsea win the Premier League this season, Antonio Conte's side will not receive the recognition they would deserve because they have not had to play any European Football this season.
We hear Pundits on TV all the time harp on and on about how Chelsea are fresh, have time to prepare for games at the weekends properly and should be fitter and stronger than other teams who play in Europe this season.
Thibaut Courtois has begun to build up next weekend's Premier League encounter with Arsenal early, and insists his side are eyeing the win. Chelsea make the short trip North through London for next Saturday's derby, but they do not come into the match in particularly good form. The Blues lost to Liverpool on Friday, after [.
Thibaut Courtois has had a dramatic change of heart in recent days and has now claimed that he is 100% committed to Chelsea. I don't know how everyone else feels about it but I am not totally convinced.
You look at the Chelsea squad as it is now and it's plainly obvious the players that the Champions League clubs will come in for this summer.
According to various reports in the press in recent days, Antonio Conte has given the go-ahead for the £50m sale of Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois who has become disillusioned with life at Stamford Bridge. Opinions vary but I am wondering what the Chelsea fans think of the news? Courtois came back to Chelsea after spending three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
Plenty has been made of Chelsea's 2-4 defeat against the New York Red Bulls last night with Asmir Begovic conceding ALL four. However, Thibaut Courtois has lept to the defence of the new arrival and insists that his life isn't any easier now.
Courtois is referring to the fact that Petr Cech has made the move to North London to join Arsenal with Begovic signing for Chelsea from Stoke as his replacement.
An interesting report has appeared in recent days involving an approach made by Real Madrid for Thibaut Courtois. The response from Chelsea is believed to have quoted a world record fee for a Goalkeeper and now they have turned their attention to David De Gea.
Most reports would have you believe that David De Gea was Real Madrid's number one choice this summer.
The chance of Arsenal reclaiming the Premier League trophy we last lifted 11 years ago has gone for another season, although at least the team has been showing real signs of improvement and suggesting that we might be able to make a proper fist of things next time. But that will be a far from [...]
Petr Cech is expected to return in goal this afternoon against Watford at Stamford Bridge with Mitchell Beeney on the bench as Chelsea have injury concerns with Thibaut Courtois after the defeat at Tottenham.
According to reports, Courtois suffered the injury (some say a possible broken finger - some say not) during the game on New Years Day and he is being given extended time off to aid his recovery.
As with any international break, players talk to their local media and comments are often taken out of context, trying to evoke trouble and that's exactly what I personally believe has happen to Thibaut Courtois.
I am sure all of you would have seen the headline post along the lines of "Courtois tells Cech to leave Chelsea" or something stupid that is similar.
As expected on his arrival at Stamford Bridge from a three year absence in Spain, Thibaut Courtois has today signed a new five-year contract with Chelsea.
I say as expected because as we know he only had two years left on his current deal.
Regular readers of this blog will know my opinion of what has happened this season, in that with Courtois having just two years left on his current deal, there was only one solution - to bring him to Chelsea as leaving him in Spain for another year would have put us in a difficult situation.
According to Goal.com., Thibaut Courtois is to be offered a new five-year contract after receiving backing from the manager and cementing his place as Chelsea's new number one this season and beyond.
It's a smart move by the club as the situation with Courtois coming into this summer was a precarious one and in my opinion, forced the hand of Mourinho and signalled the end of Petr Cech's time at Chelsea.
The future of Thibaut Courtois remains under scrutiny with Real Madrid waiting in the wings to approach the 24 year-old Belgian Goalkeeper in the summer. As a result Joe Hart is being lined up as a potential replacement.
That's what reports in the press and the media would have you believe if you make reading the tabloids part of your daily ritual.
In a squad where competition for places is among the most competitive of all European international teams, Thibaut Courtois has little to fear when it comes to starting for Belgium at Euro 2016.
The Chelsea goalkeeper is, fitness permitting, a certainty to line up between the sticks for the Red Devils at this summer's tournament in France, especially with his main rival for the position, Liverpool's Simon Mignolet, having been heavily criticised this season.
Thibaut Courtois has hailed Antonio Conte's gruelling pre-season this summer as the reason for Chelsea's two Premier League victories so far this season against West Ham and Watford. Both won by late goals.
All we heard last season was that Chelsea "looked off the pace", "sluggish" and "a yard off everyone else" after Jose Mourinho made the decision to start our pre-season two weeks behind our rivals.
It's widely expected that Thibaut Courtois will be named in the Chelsea first team for tonight's Premier League game against Bournemouth. Do you think he should?
The problem here for Asmir Begovic is the word "perception". People that haven't watched our games look at Chelsea's position in the Premier League table, look at our results overall and would think that Courtois needs to come back in as quickly as possible!
Czech keeper is proving the difference between Arsenal's title challenge and Chelsea's struggles by RC On Sunday, Arsenal's Petr Cech faces his former side Chelsea for the third time this term after having fallen out of favour with them last season. Did Chelsea do the right thing to let him go or should they have [.
It is not nice to be happy about any footballer getting injured and Arsenal can rightly claim to be among the most sporting clubs in the Premier League. We might give the spuds and others plenty of grief but we also tend to have a bit more class. As a side note I want to [...]
Sunday's Community Shield is all about one player. We've taken a look at whether Mourinho made the right choice and how much Arsenal will truly benefit from their new man, Petr Cech. by RC The Community Shield focuses on two teams. The Premier League Champions and the FA Cup winners. However, this Sunday's encounter between [.
When Jose Mourinho announced that Thibaut Courtois would be his number one goalkeeper this season, many believed that he had made the wrong call. Nine months on, Chelsea have justified their position as favourites and won the Premier League title after losing just two matches and conceding the lowest number of goals.
With the arrival of Thibaut Courtois at Chelsea this summer, there has been plenty of speculation over the futures of our men between the sticks. According to a report tonight, Petr Cech will discover that Courtois is the new number one and he is free to leave the club!
Goal.com have released an article tonight claiming the decision has been made and Mourinho will attempt to offload Petr Cech for a fee of around £10m with some big, big European heavyweights interested in the 32 year old.
The battle to be in between the goal posts on a regular basis in the Chelsea starting eleven is one that the majority of Chelsea fans want to see this season. According to the latest reports, we may not have the chance to see it!
We have all seen the articles flying around at the minute stating that Thibaut Courtois is confident that HE will be Jose Mourinho's first choice this season and will be selected ahead of Petr Cech.
There is something that I must say first about the latest stats on the Arsenal and Colombian international keeper David Ospina. The stats comparison that I have done between the recent Gunners signing and other top Premier League keepers, including his club rival Wojciech Szczesny, are based on Premier League games only.
I know that it is still a bit too early to really judge just how good the Arsenal and Colombian international keeper David Ospina is going to be in the English Premier League, or even whether he is going to continue to keep out our long standing number one Wojciech Szczesny. But how often do [...]
The big London Derby between the capital's two top teams is coming up, and there is no doubt that Wojciech Szczesny and Thibaut Courtois will have a big part to play in who emerges the winner. In the build up Courtois says that Arsenal are a "really top team" while Szczesny has named Chelsea as [...]
According to the Guardian, Jose Mourinho has been quoted saying the PFA Team of the Year should have been entirely comprised of Chelsea players. He was quoted saying, "But, just as an example, the season Fbregas is doing, the number of assists and quality of his game ... not to be there is a bit strange.