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Thibaut Courtois

22-Year-Old Goalkeeper     Chelsea  Premier


Birthdate:  May 11, 1992    Birthplace:  Bree, Belgium    Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 6"    Weight:  183 lbs    

October 18, 2014    Thibaut Courtois News

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Courtois made three saves but gave up a goal in the 90th minute of Chelsea's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Courtois has only recorded two clean sheets this season, though he was headed for a third before suffering a concussion against Arsenal on Oct. 5. He remains the top Chelsea keeper, though he'll have a tough job facing Manchester United at Old Trafford on Oct. 26 after a much easier Champions League tie against Maribor on Tuesday.

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Thibaut Courtois: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 7, 2014

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Courtois has been deemed fit for international duty after suffering a concussion last Sunday against Arsenal, ESPN FC reports.

Courtois had to be removed against Arsenal before the half-hour mark after colliding with Alexis Sanchez. He was replaced by Petr Cech, but if he can play over the international break, he should be able to start for Chelsea on Oct. 18 against Crystal Palace.

October 5, 2014

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirmed after Sunday's Premier League match against Arsenal that Courtois did suffer a concussion, according to Oliver Kay of the Times.

Courtois was taken to the hospital as a precaution, and it is unclear how long he'll be sidelined, as recoveries from head injuries vary from player-to-player. Petr Cech would assume the starting job if Courtois is unable to play after the international break.

October 5, 2014

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Courtois was taken to the hospital during Chelsea's Premier League match against Arsenal on Sunday after colliding with Alexis Sanchez in the 23rd minute, the Mirror reports.

Courtois played an additional 10 minutes after the incident, but was then taken off and replaced by Petr Cech. He was reportedly taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons, with the good news for Chelsea that he'll be able to rest and recover over the international break.

September 28, 2014

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Courtois needed only one save to post his second clean sheet of the season during Chelsea's 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

The Chelsea defense has struggled a bit this season, which hasn't helped Courtois' fantasy value much. Nevertheless, he remains an elite goalkeeping option, with a Champions League match against Sporting CP coming up Tuesday before a Premier League match against Arsenal next Saturday.

September 11, 2014

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Courtois signed a five-year contract extension with Chelsea on Thursday.

Courtois spent the last three seasons on loan at La Liga side Atletico Madrid, but was kept at Chelsea this season to displace Petr Cech as the Blues' top keeper. He has started all three Premier League matches this season, though he'll have a tough test this weekend against Swansea City, who have surprised many this season with their nine points through three matches (tying Chelsea at the top of the table).

September 5, 2014

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Courtois is ready to sign a new five-year contract with Chelsea upon his return for duty with Belgium, reports Sky Sports.

Chelsea is seeking to extend Courtois' stay with the club, and have been working on a new long-term contract for the Belgian.

September 3, 2014

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Courtois is in discussions with Chelsea about a new long-term contract with the club, reports the Daily Mail.

The goalkeeper's current contract has two years remaining, but the team has engaged him in talks about a five-year term. Chelsea hopes to wrap up the discussions this month.