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4 exciting Chelsea starlets

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Courtois is one of the best young goalkeepers in the world

Courtois is one of the best young goalkeepers in the world

Chelsea have come a long way since Roman Abramovich took over the club in 2003. The Blues have produced some of the best talent is world football and have won eleven important titles in a decade, Manchester United are the only other British club to achieve this feat. This is a list of four youngsters who are set to make an impact on the club for years to come.

Thibaut Courtois

The young Belgian is certain to become one of the best goalkeepers in the world. The 21-year-old was signed by Chelsea from Genk, where he won the Goalkeeper Of the Year award along with keeping 14 clean sheets.  The stopper was loaned to Spanish club Atletico Madrid to gain more first team experience and set a record of 820 minutes without conceding a goal in his first season. Courtois’s loan was extended until 2014 and he has become a key factor in Atletico’s success this season. Atletico managed to overcome cross-town rivals Real Madrid after 14 years and Courtois received the Man of the Match award for his role in the 2-1 victory. If Chelsea can keep Courtois out of the clutches of other big clubs then they have a ready-made replacement for Petr Cech.

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Published 29 Oct 2013, 13:44 IST
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