Courtois and Cech still both in with a chance of starting against Burnley.
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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is still yet to decided on which of his two senior goalkeepers will start against Burnley on the opening weekend of the Premier League, report the Daily Mail, with Belgian Thibaut Courtois having been handed his long-awaited debut for the club in today’s 3-0 friendly defeat to Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.
Belgian international Courtois has returned to Stamford Bridge this season after spending three consecutive years on loan with Atletico Madrid, picking up a La Liga title in the process, following his initial arrival at Chelsea from Jupiler League outfit Genk.
Despite describing Courtois as “the best young goalkeeper in the world”, however, the Blues’ manager, Jose Mourinho, is still unsure whether it will be him or the experienced Petr Cech who lines up when they face Burnley on the opening weekend of the season.
Mourinho did praise Courtois’ performances against Werder however, praising one save from former Blues striker Franco di Santo in particular, and suggesting that the Belgian had no chance with either of the two goals that he conceded
Courtois was replaced by Petr Cech at half-time, a situation that is likely to be repeated in the next friendly in Turkey, a situation which shows just how close the ongoing battle between the two Chelsea stoppers is.