Who Should Be Chelsea Number One Next Season?

Who Should Be Chelsea Number One Next Season?

Chelsea face a huge dilemma going into next season, for the first time since 2004/5 they have genuine competition for Petr Cech. On that occasion the Czech was the young goalkeeper challenging the then established Carlo Cudicini, but now he is the one being threatened by Thibaut Courtois. The Belgian arrived at the club in 2011, but he has been on loan at Atletico for three seasons. It looks like it is finally time for him to come back to …
Is Cech Still Good Enough For Chelsea? Stats

Is Cech Still Good Enough For Chelsea? Stats

Petr Cech was once the best goalkeeper in the world in my opinion. During Mourinho's first spell and especially between 2004-6, Cech was consistently keeping clean sheets and making incredible saves to win Chelsea trophy after trophy. Since his fractured skull injury he has never been the same goalkeeper but he has remained Chelsea's first choice goalkeeper. This is mainly due to a lack of competition at Chelsea. However after letting a very tame Sessegnon shot past him on Saturday, …
Courtois to be loaned back to Atletico Madrid | Courtois vs Cech Stats and Analysis

Courtois to be loaned back to Atletico Madrid | Courtois vs Cech Stats and Analysis

It has been confirmed by Atletico Madrid that Thibaut Courtois will play with them for the third season in a row next year. Having signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2011, he has yet to make a single appearance for the club despite impressing hugely in La Liga and being touted as perhaps the best young goalkeeping talent in the world. Courtois played a significant role in both of his seasons with Atletico, winning the Europa League in 2012 …
Can Friedel Survive Villas-Boas at Tottenham? Compared to Petr Cech

Can Friedel Survive Villas-Boas at Tottenham? Compared to Petr Cech

Brad Friedel is a survivor. The American international has started every Premier League match for his club side since the start of the 2004-05 season with Blackburn Rovers and holds the EPL record for most consecutive appearances - a run he maintained  through moves to Aston Villa and Tottenham. He played for the United States Men's National Team 82 times before his retirement from International football in 2005.   Born May 18, 1971, Friedel will turn 42 at the end of the …