Reports making the rounds at Stamford Bridge are claiming that Chelsea’s impressive shot-stopper, Thibaut Courtois is injured and will be out for more than 10 weeks.
The 23-year-old Belgium international damaged his medial ligaments during training session with the Blues ahead of their trip to Merseyside.
When faced with the press, the Blues boss Jose Mourinho confirmed the extent of the damage done to the keeper’s knee – It is understood that the player might require a surgery to correct the damage done to his knee.
“It is a big blow, it is not easy to have the best goalkeeper in the world injured.
“I’m very sad for Thibaut and the team but we have a top keeper and Begovic will be in goal.” Mourinho said.
However, Begovic will stand in for Courtois, a feat he achieved when the Belgian stop stopper saw red in the Premier League opener against Swansea. Begovic is solid and a capable replacement for his injured team mate.
Courtois displaced Petr Cech on his return from a three-year loan spell in Spain with Athletico Madrid. At 23, he has been dubbed as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and will definitely be around for so many years.
Meanwhile, it will be interesting to watch Stones play against the Chelsea’s side that coveted him all summer – it might be a platform for him to keep Chelsea’s interest alive.