PHOTO: Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge, poised for the no.1 spot?

Chelsea Stamford Bride

The Chelsea goalkeeper enjoyed his first outing at the Blues' home ground last night.

Thibaut Courtois was happy with his first game at Stamford Bridge last night, as Chelsea beat Real Sociedad 2-0 in their final pre-season friendly.

The Blues followed up a 2-1 win at Ferencvaros in Hungary, where Cesc Fabregas scored a stunning winner, with a comfortable victory that saw Diego Costa score twice in west London.

That clash was Courtois's home debut for Jose Mourinho's side - and a clean sheet was no bad way to introduce himself to the home faithful.

Not that the 22-year-old needs any introduction at Chelsea, of course, after helping knock his parent club out of the Champions League last term while on loan at Atletico Madrid.

The only question that remains for Courtois is whether he will be the Blues' no.1 this season, with majority opinion suggesting he will.

Mourinho, however, has kept his cards close to his chest, with all three of his main goalkeepers - Courtois, Petr Cech and Mark Schwarzer - seeing plenty of pre-season action.

Chelsea's opening Premier League game is now just five days away, with the Blues traveling to Burnley next Monday, and there may still be time for either goalkeeper to make an impression during training.

Courtois will no doubt hope he emerges as Mourinho's main man, though, meaning his first Stamford Bridge encounter won't be his last this month.

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