Thibaut Courtoise in action (Image source:

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois may not play for up to two months after suffering a knee injury while training on Wednesday.

According to live media briefing released by the Telegraph Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was quoted as saying that Courtois will be out “for quite a long time”. The goalkeeper underwent surgery on his right knee after he sustained an injury during training.

Chelsea face Everton on Saturday at the Goodison Park and in the absence of the 23 year old Belgium international, Asmir Begovic will take his place.

Asmir Begovic (Image Source: Chelsea FC)

‘It’s not easy to have the best goalkeeper in the world injured but it’s easy to have one of the best goalkeepers in the world to play, and we have Begovic to play and he’s very, very good. I’m very sad for Thibaut and for the team but we have a top goalkeeper and Begovic will be in goal’, Mourinho said in article published in the team’s website. 

Begovic joined Chelsea from Stoke City in July 2015 after signing a 4-year contract with the team

Courtois joined Chelsea after Petr Cech moved to Arsenal which left many fans wondering it was a good move.

Currently, Chelsea is ranked at position 13 with 4 points and so far they have played against Swansea, Manchester City, West Brom and Crystal Palace. As they face Everton on Saturday, there is even more pressure for the team to score more goals.

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