The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been delighted with Antonio Conte’s management this season…
Not only has he got it spot on tactically, but the Italian has also managed to get the best out of his current playing squad. After a dismal season last year, many in the pub were questioning if Chelsea’s players were simply not good enough – but Conte has proven that that is not the case.
No player has benefitted from Conte’s management style more than Thibaut Courtois, with the Belgian arguably one of Chelsea’s most impressive players this season. He hasn’t had the plaudits of Diego Costa or Eden Hazard, but Courtois has been a reliable and steady hand between the sticks for the Blues – and their fine defensive record is due, in large part, to his fine form.
There was an audible gasp heard in the Transfer Tavern earlier today, then, when reports emerged, via Don Balon, suggesting that the Belgian might be looking to force through a move to Real Madrid.
According to Don Balon, Thibaut Courtois has his heart set on a switch back to Madrid – with the prospect of living with his family and returning to the Spanish top flight on the agenda for the Belgian.
This has come as a huge blow to the Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern, with the prospect of losing the big Belgian a pretty worrying one. After all, with Asmir Begovic still touted with a Chelsea move at the end of the season.
Courtois has played in every Premier League game so far this season, though that run is in with a risk of ending this weekend – with the Belgian a doubt for the game after a bout of illness.
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