Wilmots makes confident Courtois prediction, explains Hazard injury

Thibaut Coutois

Belgium coach comments on fitness of two key Chelsea stars.

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots is confident Thibaut Courtois' head injury is not of a serious nature and the goalkeeper will play for his country this week.

Courtois was taken to hospital as a precaution after a clash with Alexis Sanchez in the win over Arsenal, but Wilmots is confident there is no serious issue to be worried about.

He is quoted in newspaper Nieuwsblade: "Thibaut undergoes another examination Tuesday morning. If all goes well, he comes to Belgium on Tuesday.

"We must of course wait and see what the doctors say, but I expect him to play.

"I've already spoken Thibaut Sunday. The collaboration with the medical staff of Chelsea is excellent. An hour after the game, I knew the results of the investigations already.

"Research takes place Tuesday in consultation with our doctors. But I get only positive signals. Thibaut today feels even a lot better."

The news will be of great relief to Chelsea fans, who have seen the goalkeeper step up to become the club's number one with ease this season.

Wilmots went on to reveal an injury to star attacker Eden Hazard, but one he expects him too to recover from.

"His toe looks blue, but there is certainly not a fracture. Hopefully Eden may join the group as soon as possible."

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