The Daily Mail has claimed that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho still doesn’t know who his best goalkeeper is ahead of the new Premier League season.
Mourinho is in a difficult position where he’s going to have to upset Petr Cech or Thibaut Courtois ahead of the next league campaign, with pre-season so far being indecisive in terms of nudging him towards either option.
“Jose Mourinho is far from choosing his first choice goalkeeper at Chelsea – despite a stunning save from Thibaut Courtois on his debut,” reports the Mail.
Cech represents the more experienced of the two goalkeepers and someone who has played well so far in pre-season.
Cech has done everything which has been asked of him so far in pre-season, producing some superb saves as he puts pressure on the young Belgian with regards to who should start in the first game against Burnley.
Courtois has always maintained that he wants to be nothing less than number one at Stamford Bridge.
He represents the younger and more exciting of the two options and is a goalkeeper who Chelsea fans have purred over during his time on loan at Atletico Madrid.
He has also done everything which has been expected of him so far in pre-season, working hard in training and performing when he has been used in a first team match situation.
The Mail suggests that the fitness of each player could be the cause of Mourinho’s current indecision and that works in favour of Cech.
Cech has had more game time so far in pre-season and he also didn’t play at the World Cup in Brazil, which would suggest that he’s the fresher of the two options.
It’s an extremely important Premier League campaign for the Blues and Mourinho has now gone two years without a piece of silverware. If it comes down to the simple decision of who can he trust to perform on the first day of the season, Cech may just get the nod.