Former Chelsea star on Mourinho's big problem next season

Petr Cech

Ed de Goey does not envy the selection dilemma Blues boss Jose Mourinho finds himself in as only one of Thibaut Courtois or Petr Cech can guard the goal…

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Ed de Goey believes current manager Jose Mourinho has a problem on his hands due to the form of two shot-stoppers - the accomplished Petr Cech, who has been a mainstay at Stamford Bridge during the Roman Abramovich era, and loan star Thibaut Courtois, who has developed into one of the hottest young footballers regardless of position due to his honours during a three-year stay at Atletico Madrid.

"Chelsea have got a problem because they have got two very excellent goalkeepers," said de Goey, 47, as quoted by talkSPORT.

De Goey spent six seasons in West London in the period just prior to Abramovich's purchase of Chelsea yet, despite not being bankrolled by Roman's rubles, the club still claimed many prizes, including the League Cup, UEFA Cup Winners Cup and UEFA Super Cup (all 1998) and the FA Cup and Community Shield (both 2000).

Cech has been at Chelsea for a decade, is a reliable performer and still capable of much consistency as he remains just 32-years-old.

At 22, Courtois is ten years Cech's junior but has grown in accomplishment with each season he has spent on loan in Spain, culminating in a Champions League final appearance and a storming run in La Liga last term, keeping 20 clean sheets in the division and making, in total, 60 saves.

"I don’t know how they are going to make the choice on who is going to be number one and who is going to be number two and if the other can stay or if is he going to leave," concluded de Goey, clearly not envious over the dilemma that will test Mourinho's man management and decision-making to the limit.

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