New Chelsea stars miss out on prestigious awards triumph to Real Madrid trio

At the La Liga awards ceremony, Chelsea trio Thibaut Courtois, Filipe Luis and Diego Costa all missed out on accolades.

Spain may still be reacting to Real Madrid's thumping 3-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday, tonight marked the annual LFP awards ceremony, rewarding players for their performances last season.

There were a whole host of categories involved, and many involved some Chelsea players - though the trio in question were all being recognised for their displays for Atletico Madrid.

Firstly, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was nominated for the Best Goalkeeper award for fantastic loan spell at Atletico, but with competition from Willy Caballero (ex-Malaga, now Manchester City) and Keylor Navas (ex-Levante, now Real Madrid), the Belgian lost out to Navas as Real Madrid claimed their first gong of the night.

Then, Filipe Luis - who made the move from Atletico to Chelsea for £20m this summer - was up for the Best Defender award, but he and his compatriot and former Atletico team mate Miranda missed out as Sergio Ramos made it two wins for Real Madrid over Chelsea.

Finally, despite hitting 27 goals in just 35 La Liga games, Diego Costa was pipped to the Best Striker award, as Real's Cristiano Ronaldo landed the award.

It's hard to really argue with the Portuguese star winning, with Ronaldo smashing 31 goals in just 30 games.

Having won the La Liga title last season, Courtois, Luis and Costa may feel slightly hard done by, but they won the prize that matters most in Spanish football.

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