Courtois Injury, Will Guard Goalkeeper Cech Chelsea
London – Thibaut Courtois could not appear in the game against Hull City because of an injury. Chelsea’s position under the rule will be replaced by Petr Cech.
Courtois get minor muscle injury in training. The injury kept him out when Chelsea host Hull at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (12/13/2014).
“Courtois get a bit of a problem in practice, a muscle injury, and can not play tomorrow,” said Mourinho told The Guardian.
“But, this is an opportunity to Petr and also a chance for Mark (Schwarzer) to sit on the bench. So, I was more than comfortable,” he added.
Cech lose its status as a major goal keeper Courtois Chelsea since returning from Atletico Madrid last summer. Czech Republic‘s goalkeeper has appeared six times this season, one of them in the Premier League event. The match against Hull will be the first time he became a starter in the league this season.
“He does not need to prove anything to me, to the club, to his teammates, as well as to the fans. There’s nothing to him to prove. It‘s just a simple situation for him, down and play, which indeed he wanted to do and had him did throughout his career, “said Mourinho.
“I, the players, and the fans are very comfortable knowing that tomorrow we are goalkeeper Petr Cech. For us, there is no problem. For him, it is their natural habitat, which is under the rule and not on the bench. So, we were all comfortable. That is why, since the beginning of the season, had a squad Petr perfect for me, “he said.