Bad news for Chelsea fans worldwide!
First choice goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois could be out of action for up to four months. The Belgian stopper picked up an injury during a training session while on international duty. He suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee in training on Wednesday and had a surgery on Thursday.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game against Everton, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that the 23-year-old will face a lengthy spell on the sidelines but couldn’t confirm the actual length of the layoff.
“Courtois was injured in a training session and as a consequence he will be out for quite a long time.
“I cannot be more specific about the injury and the time he will be out.
“I just know he will be out for some time. I wait for Dr Biosca to be more specific after (his) surgery.
“It’s a big blow but you will not see me speaking again about Thibaut. He’s injured he’s injured.
“It’s not easy to have the best goalkeeper in the world injured. But it is easy to have one of the best goalkeepers in the world to play. Begovic is very very good.
“I’m sad for Thibaut and sad for the team but we have a top goalkeeper and Begovic will be in goal.”
In absence of Courtois, summer signing Asmir Begovic will be between the sticks for Chelsea while 21-year-old Jamal Blackman will deputize.