De Gea or Courtois: Who's Impressed most this season?

De Gea or Courtois: Who's Impressed most this season?

American goalkeeper Brad Friedel once made the following observation: “My colleagues spend most of their time with their backs turned towards me. I don’t believe it’s because I’m unpopular – honestly.” Now I’m sure that Brad is a lovely man, but being popular off the pitch, and being popular on it, are two different things entirely. Nobody else in football can drop so dramatically from ‘hero to zero’ quite like those crazy enough to opt for a full time career …
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 …
Croatia 1 Belgium 2 | Post Match Analysis - Lukaku Shines

Croatia 1 Belgium 2 | Post Match Analysis - Lukaku Shines

On loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku lead the line for Belgium in place of Premier League counterpart Christian Benteke. Steven Defour and Axel Witsel formed the holding duo, allowing Marouane Fellaini to push on to support Lukaku. Belgium’s back four and goalkeeper remained the same, Thibaut Courtois keeping in form Liverpool stopper Simon Mignolet on the bench. Mario Mandzukic lead the line for Croatia, hoping to increase his tally of 12 goals in 42 games for the Eastern Europeans. Former …
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