Premier League: Chelsea Has a Goalkeeping Crisis

By Daviel James
Petr Cech
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With the return of Thibaut Courtois from his loan stint with Atletico Madrid, Jose Mourinho will face a dilemma when it comes to deciding who will start and who will have to drop to the bench. An argument could be made for both keepers as they performed exceptionally well last season. Courtois had a great season with his team, taking them all the way to the Champions League final.

Courtois was also a part of the team which lifted the La Liga title after having beat out the two power houses Barcelona and Real Madrid. Courtois is a keeper who has been playing at the highest level week in and week out and even made appearances at the World Cup for Belgium before being knocked out in the quarterfinals against Argentina. The coach of the Belgium national team has warned Courtois that he cannot play regularly throughout the season he may be replaced.

The other Chelsea keeper, Petr Cech, has been at Chelsea since 2004. He has been there when Chelsea lifted the Champions League trophy in 2012 and has always been their go-to guy in some of the toughest games they have played. Regardless of the fact that he is getting old, Cech still has the quality and ability to perform at the highest level for the next five years.

The decision to who will start will rest on the shoulders of Mourinho. It is one of the toughest decisions that he will have to make. Hopefully the decision made will have a positive effect on the team.

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