PHOTO: Courtois and Lukaku back in Belgium ahead of big decisions at Chelsea

Thiabut Courtois and Romelu Lukaku are back in Belgium from the World Cup. Will the friends be team-mates next season?


Belgium went out of the World Cup over the weekend after a 1-0 defeat against Argentina - and in many respects, it was an uninspiring tournament from the 'dark horses' of international football.

A team jam-packed with talent failed to gel, were cumbersome in possession and lacked the clinicality of Brazil or Germany. All in all it was a disappointment.

None more so perhaps then for Romelu Lukaku. A bruised and bettered USA defence could not handle him after 90 minutes, but in his other appearances at the tournament he was woeful. In fact, he was so bad, he found himself replaced by Lille's Divock Origi.

At the other end of the pitch Thibaut Courtois enhanced his reputation. He will be frustrated he could not get a stronger hand to Julian Green's strike for the USA. However, his saves from Ki Seung-Yeung and Lionel Messi, of South Korea and Argentina respectively, highlighted his world class talent.

Courtois posted a picture of the pair arriving back in Belgium today - as tens of thousands of Red Devil fans came out to wish them well on their return to the motherland, including the Belgian Royal Family.

But what next for these two Chelsea players - returning to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Lukaku seems to want a move, Courtois wants to play regular football - which may not be given to him - the talented pair certainly face a crossroads in their professional careers this summer.

For now, they can enjoy the party back home. But soon both will know of their future in West London. It could be that future lies away from Stamford Bridge.


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