Thibaut Courtois not with Chelsea squad for Manchester United game

by Sam Peoples

Thibaut Courtois is not with Chelsea’s squad today and is expected to miss the Manchester United game at Old Trafford.

The Belgian goalkeeper is one of Antonio Conte’s most important players and it would be a real boost for Man United to see him ruled out of the match.

If he doesn’t feature, Asmir Begovic will come in as his replacement. Although he did keep a clean sheet in his last appearance, that was two months ago so he could well be a bit rusty.

How important is Courtois to Chelsea? No goalkeeper has kept more clean sheets in the Premier League this season than Courtois. That may well be down to the fact Chelsea don’t concede many shots on target but when they do he is usually there to bat them away.

Will Begovic become the latest goalkeeper to have a world class performance at Old Trafford? I certainly hope not because I am sick of that happening but we’ll soon find out.

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