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Courtois urges Chelsea to spend big amid Conte uncertainty

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London (AFP) – Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes the FA Cup winners need to spend heavily if they are to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Eden Hazard’s 22nd-minute penalty saw Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

But that could not disguise the fact that the Londoners, champions in the previous season, finished a massive 30 points behind title-winners Manchester City.

Courtois urges Chelsea to spend big amid Conte uncertainty

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London (AFP) – Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes the FA Cup winners need to spend heavily if they are to challenge for the Premier League title next season.

Eden Hazard’s 22nd-minute penalty saw Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

But that could not disguise the fact that the Londoners, champions in the previous season, finished a massive 30 points behind title-winners Manchester City.

‘Chelsea didn’t deserve it’ fumes Mourinho after United’s Cup final flop

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London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho claimed Chelsea didn’t deserve to win the FA Cup after adopting a cautious approach in the second half of their 1-0 victory against Manchester United on Saturday.

Mourinho was frustrated that Chelsea opted to sit back and defend the lead secured by Eden Hazard’s first-half penalty at Wembley.

Bad news for Chelsea as £120k-per-week star ‘wants to leave’ amid PSG interest

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According to Don Balon, Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois ‘wants to leave’ the club this summer and Paris Saint-Germain could be his next destination.

Chelsea’s failure to secure Champions League football next season has reportedly made up Courtois’ mind to seek an exit, and his signing has been requested by PSG’s impending manager Thomas Tuchel.

Bad news for Chelsea as £120k-per-week star is ‘crazy to sign for Real Madrid’

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Chelsea have been dealt a blow, with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois ‘crazy to sign for Real Madrid’, reports Diario Gol. The £120k-per-week star could be on his way to the Santiago Bernabéu if Los Blancos fail in their bid to sign Manchester United shot-stopper David De Gea this summer.

Courtois would be a ‘plan b’.

Chelsea v Spurs – A Match Conte Cannot Afford To Lose

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Chelsea go into the London derby at Stamford Bridge lying five points behind their fourth-placed rivals and, with only seven games to go in the Premier League season after the match, anything other than a win would leave Conte's team with an almost impossible task.

And the Chelsea manager is struggling with injuries to two of his key players, with Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Danish defender Andreas Christensen both returning from the international break injured.

‘I’m Tired Of The Speculation’ – Thibaut Courtois Assures Everybody He’ll Still Be Betwixt The Sticks At Chelsea Next Season

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Having found himself consistently linked with a move away from Chelsea for years on end, Thibaut Courtois has attempted to end the constant speculation by confirming that he will most definitely be tending nets at Stamford Bridge again next season.

The Belgian goalkeeper has been mentioned in passing with the likes of Real Madrid for what seems like an age, but the 25-year-old is adamant that he will, at the very least, see out the remaining year of his contract with the Blues.

Champions League: Lionel Messi Brings Up His Century As Barcelona Squash Chelsea At Camp Nou (Photos & Video)

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Lionel Messi stole the show as Barcelona performed a Champions League vivisection on Chelsea to secure safe passage into the quarter-finals.

After the first leg finished 1-1 at Stamford Bridge, it took Barca well, Messi less than three minutes to seize the aggregate lead at the Camp Nou as the Argentinian found that big ol' gap between Thibaut Courtois' legs at the near post.

Thibaut Courtois holds talks with PSG

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‘He will speak to my agent’ – Blow for Chelsea as £140k-per-week star nears Real Madrid move

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has admitted his future at Stamford Bridge is uncertain amid ongoing links with Real Madrid, reports Goal. The Belgian international, who joined the Blues from KRC Genk in 2011, has been a target for Los Blancos since 2014 and could be on the move this summer.

Chelsea readied for Barca test as Willian leads rout of Hull

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte believes Chelsea are ready for a season-defining few weeks after Willian starred with two goals to blow away Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals on Friday.

Just four days before facing Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, Conte named a much-changed side with Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard not even included in the Italian’s squad.

Willian double leads Chelsea into FA Cup quarters

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London (AFP) – Willian starred with two goals as Chelsea warmed up for a season-defining few weeks by easing into the FA Cup quarter-finals by thrashing Hull City 4-0 at Stamford Bridge on Friday.

Just four days before facing Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte named a much-changed side with Thibaut Courtois, Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard not even included in the Italian’s squad.

PSG willing to make Thibaut Courtois the highest paid goalkeeper in the world

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been a subject of plenty of interest around Europe with the goalkeeper’s current Chelsea deal running out in 2019.

Real Madrid were said to be interested in getting the goalkeeper to Spain, and the goalkeeper himself had said that he eventually wants to move closer to his two children who still live in Madrid.

Courtois urges Chelsea to show killer instinct

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London (AFP) – Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has challenged his misfiring team-mates to rediscover their cutting edge in Saturday’s clash with Leicester.

Antonio Conte’s side were held to a frustrating goalless draw in the League Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal on Wednesday despite creating a host of chances.

Courtois urges Chelsea to show killer instinct

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London (AFP) – Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has challenged his misfiring team-mates to rediscover their cutting edge in Saturday’s clash with Leicester.

Antonio Conte’s side were held to a frustrating goalless draw in the League Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal on Wednesday despite creating a host of chances.

Thibaut Courtois opens up about his future and Eden Hazard

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Speaking to the Evening Standard, Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois has spoken about the future of his fellow Belgian, as well as his own plans.

Hazard has been repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid. The thought of losing the former Lille man has left fans of the West London club nervously waiting for new contract talks to commence.

Video: Chelsea star tells Ethan Ampadu to get his hair cut

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Alonso edges Chelsea past Southampton

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London (AFP) – Marco Alonso’s free-kick on the stroke of half-time gave champions Chelsea their second Premier League win of the week with a 1-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday.

The hosts dominated but could not find a second against a Southampton team that defended resolutely, and needed a good save from goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to deny Saints substitute Charlie Austin.

Eden Hazard inspires Chelsea comeback against Newcastle

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard gave England followers a glimpse of what to expect at next summer’s World Cup with a glorious display as Chelsea beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Less than 24 hours after the World Cup draw put Belgium and England in the same group, Belgian Hazard was in imperious form, scoring twice and running at defenders at will.

Eden Hazard inspires Chelsea comeback against Newcastle

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London (AFP) – Eden Hazard gave England followers a glimpse of what to expect at next summer’s World Cup with a glorious display as Chelsea beat Newcastle United 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Less than 24 hours after the World Cup draw put Belgium and England in the same group, Belgian Hazard was in imperious form, scoring twice and running at defenders at will.

Willian rides to Chelsea’s rescue, United close gap on City

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London (AFP) – Chelsea rode their luck to salvage a 1-1 draw at Liverpool thanks to Willian’s late leveller, while Manchester United cut Manchester City’s Premier League lead to five points with a 1-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea were five minutes away from suffering a major blow to their hopes of defending the title after falling behind to Mohamed Salah’s opener at Anfield.

Willian rides to Chelsea’s rescue, United close gap on City

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London (AFP) – Chelsea rode their luck to salvage a 1-1 draw at Liverpool thanks to Willian’s late leveller, while Manchester United cut Manchester City’s Premier League lead to five points with a 1-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.

Antonio Conte’s Chelsea were five minutes away from suffering a major blow to their hopes of defending the title after falling behind to Mohamed Salah’s opener at Anfield.

Real Madrid hoping to capitalise on £36m goalkeeper after stalled contract talks

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According to The Sun, Real Madrid are readying a move for Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian international has 18 months left of his current deal with the Londoners, and has recently postponed talks which has raised rumours about his future at Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus have been named as interested clubs of the 25-year-old, but Chelsea have shown no willingness to sell this season.

Surprise Chelsea taker accepts responsibility for penalty miss vs Arsenal

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Courtois, Morata gift Arsenal Community Shield

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London (AFP) – Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and star signing Alvaro Morata were the Chelsea fall guys as Arsenal won the Community Shield 4-1 on penalties at Wembley on Sunday.

Goals from Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac sent the game to a shootout and with both Courtois and Morata limply squandering their spot-kicks, Arsenal won the trophy for the third time in four years.

Courtois, Morata gift Arsenal Community Shield

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London (AFP) – Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and star signing Alvaro Morata were the Chelsea fall guys as Arsenal won the Community Shield 4-1 on penalties at Wembley on Sunday.

Goals from Chelsea’s Victor Moses and Arsenal new boy Sead Kolasinac sent the game to a shootout and with both Courtois and Morata limply squandering their spot-kicks, Arsenal won the trophy for the third time in four years.

Chelsea snap up veteran keeper Caballero

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London (AFP) – Premier League champions Chelsea signed Argentinian goalkeeper Willy Caballero on a free transfer on Saturday to provide back-up to Thibaut Courtois.

The 35-year-old had been a free agent since Manchester City let him go at the end of last season and Chelsea had a spare goalkeeping spot after Asmir Begovic left for Bournemouth.

Thibaut Courtois’ contract talks stall

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Chelsea linked with second rate Goalkeeper released by Pep Guardiola!

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According to reports, Chelsea have made their move to sign a replacement Goalkeeper after Asmir Begovic signed for Bournemouth and it's someone released by Pep Guardiola!

Let me start by saying it's not Joe Hart! Let's be honest, with Thibaut Courtois expected to sign a new improved contract it was never going to be.

Bournemouth sign Begovic from Chelsea

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London (AFP) – Bournemouth signed Bosnia goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from Premier League champions Chelsea in a reported £10 million ($12 million, 11 million euros) deal on Tuesday.

Begovic spent most of his two years with Chelsea as the back up to Thibaut Courtois and he has left Stamford Bridge in search of regular first-team action.

Official: Bournemouth Complete £10m Deal To Sign Asmir Begovic From Chelsea (Photo)

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In nice, sensible news, Bournemouth have parted with £10million of their Premier League prize money to sign Asmir Begovic from Chelsea.

The Bosnian goalkeeper, 29, is actually rejoining the Cherries, having made eight appearances on loan from Portsmouth in 2007.

Courtois relishing prospect of title after Chelsea woes

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London (AFP) – Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois reckons winning the Premier League title with Chelsea this season will be all the sweeter after their struggles last term.

The Blues were crowned champions of England in the 2014/15 season only to suffer a dramatic slump in form the following season that led to the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho.

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Conte happy to have selection headache for Barca clash

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte welcomed his selection headache ahead of a vital few weeks for the English champions after a much-changed side thrashed Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter finals on Friday.

Willian was the star of the show with two fabulous strikes from outside the box, while Pedro Rodriguez and Olivier Giroud with his first for the club also struck as all four goals came in the first-half.

Conte happy to have selection headache for Barca clash

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte welcomed his selection headache ahead of a vital few weeks for the English champions after a much-changed side thrashed Hull City 4-0 to reach the FA Cup quarter finals on Friday.

Willian was the star of the show with two fabulous strikes from outside the box, while Pedro Rodriguez and Olivier Giroud with his first for the club also struck as all four goals came in the first-half.

Conte keen not to lose Hazard and Courtois

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte wants both Belgian star duo playmaker Eden Hazard and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to remain with champions Chelsea despite speculation they would like to move to Spain.

Hazard’s father told a Belgian newspaper his son doesn’t wish to commit to a new contract - he still has over two years left on his present one - because of apparent interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Conte keen not to lose Hazard and Courtois

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London (AFP) – Antonio Conte wants both Belgian star duo playmaker Eden Hazard and goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to remain with champions Chelsea despite speculation they would like to move to Spain.

Hazard’s father told a Belgian newspaper his son doesn’t wish to commit to a new contract - he still has over two years left on his present one - because of apparent interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Kompany back for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Estonia

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Brussels (AFP) – Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was on Tuesday included in Belgium’s squad for a World Cup qualifier against Estonia and friendly against the Czech Republic after a 500-day absence from the national team.

Coach Roberto Martinez named the oft-injured Kompany among a 27-strong squad for the June 5 friendly in Brussels and World Cup qualifier four days later in Tallinn.

Kompany back for Belgium’s World Cup qualifier against Estonia

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Brussels (AFP) – Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany was on Tuesday included in Belgium’s squad for a World Cup qualifier against Estonia and friendly against the Czech Republic after a 500-day absence from the national team.

Coach Roberto Martinez named the oft-injured Kompany among a 27-strong squad for the June 5 friendly in Brussels and World Cup qualifier four days later in Tallinn.

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Courtois comments once again taken out of context - linking him with a move away from Chelsea.

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Once again Thibaut Courtois has given an interview which has been taken out of context and has led to reports that he is looking for a move back to Spain at the end of the season.
If you could stop someone talking to the media it would be Courtois. It seems that every couple of months we are having to read interviews he has given while away with Belgium or interviews given to foreign newspaper outlets while at Chelsea that has led to transfer speculation.

Thibaut Courtois: Once again while away from Chelsea with Belgium, speculation of his future intensifies.

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When there is a break for International Football you can always rely on three things. Firstly speculation regarding the future of Antonio Conte. Secondly, the future of Eden Hazard and like clockwork, thirdly the same of Thibaut Courtois.

It frustrates the life out of me it really does.