Previous
Rapid Vienna
Spartak Moscow
2
0
FT
Game Details
Villarreal
Rangers
2
2
FT
Game Details
Lazio
Apollon Limassol
2
1
FT
Game Details
Marseille
Eintracht Frankfurt
1
2
FT
Game Details
Besiktas
Sarpsborg FK
3
1
FT
Game Details
Racing Genk
Malmo FF
2
0
FT
Game Details
Akhisar Belediyespor
Krasnodar
0
1
FT
Game Details
Sevilla FC
Standard Liege
5
1
FT
Game Details
Dynamo Kiev
FC Astana
2
2
FT
Game Details
Stade Rennes
Jablonec
2
1
FT
Game Details
PAOK Salonika
Chelsea
0
1
FT
Game Details
Vidi
BATE Borisov
0
2
FT
Game Details
AEK Larnaca
FC Zürich
0
0
LIVE 50'
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Bayer Leverkusen
2
1
LIVE 48'
Game Details
Celtic
Rosenborg
0
0
LIVE 49'
Game Details
RB Leipzig
FC Salzburg
0
2
LIVE 51'
Game Details
FC Copenhagen
Zenit St Petersburg
0
1
LIVE 50'
Game Details
Slavia Prague
Bordeaux
1
0
LIVE 51'
Game Details
Dinamo Zagreb
Fenerbahce
2
0
LIVE 47'
Game Details
FC Spartak Trnava
Anderlecht
0
0
LIVE 51'
Game Details
Arsenal
Vorskla
1
0
LIVE 47'
Game Details
Sporting CP
FK Qarabag
0
0
LIVE 48'
Game Details
F91 Dudelange
AC Milan
0
0
LIVE 50'
Game Details
Olympiakos
Real Betis
0
0
LIVE 48'
Game Details
Next
ESPN FC  By ESPN

Thibaut Courtois to sign new Chelsea deal after winning Petr Cech duel

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has revealed he is close to signing a new contract at Stamford Bridge after beginning the season as Jose Mourinho's No. 1 ahead of Petr Cech.

- ESPN FC Player of the Month: Diego Costa

Courtois, 22, is under contract with Chelsea until 2016, and has reportedly held off on signing a new, improved deal with the Blues until he could gain assurances that he would be the club's first-choice keeper.

That now appears to be the case, with the Belgian having played all three of Chelsea's Premier League games so far in this campaign.

Two weeks ago ESPN FC sources revealed that Chelsea wanted to finalise a new contract "as soon as possible.".

Cech has had to settle for a regular place on the bench for the first time since he joined the club in 2004, and coach Mourinho has admitted that he will struggle to keep both of his keepers happy this season.

Courtois reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup with Belgium before beginning his Chelsea career in earnest.

Courtois told Sky Sports while away with his national team that he hopes to put pen to paper on a new deal upon his return to London.

"It's not yet signed," he said. "I am here with the national team so it is difficult, but when I am back at Chelsea I will probably sign the new contract."

Regarding his rivalry with Cech for the No. 1 jersey, Courtois added: "We don't talk about the situation, but of course I know he has played 10 years at Chelsea and that now I am playing and for him it's not the nicest situation. But that is the decision of the board and the trainer.

"He is working hard in training to be ready when I cannot play or I am maybe not playing well. We work well together.

"Of course as a professional and a winner you always want to play every game, so we will see what the decision is of the coach."

After signing from Genk in 2011, Courtois spent three seasons out on loan at Atletico Madrid -- a spell which culminated last term in the Rojiblancos winning the Spanish league title and reaching the Champions League final.

Courtois' Chelsea career has got off to a 100 percent start, with the Blues winning all three of their games to date, although he has conceded four goals in that time, including three in the 6-3 win at Goodison Park last weekend.

EvertonEverton
ChelseaChelsea
3
6
FT
Game Details

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.