Courtois wants Blues double

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes his side can win the Premier League and Champions League this season.

Chelsea are well clear at the top of the Premier League table after 10 matches and are also top of their Champions League group after three games.

The 22-year-old Belgium international had another good game on Saturday as Chelsea kept their unbeaten start in the Premiership in a 2-1 win over west London neighbors Queens Park Rangers.

Courtois said that Chelsea not only has an extremely strong team, but there is also a lot of depth in their squad, including habitual substitute, the World Cup winner Andre Schurrle. Courtois believes Chelsea’s Champions League prospects also depend on some luck, which they had in abundance two years ago when they overcame seemingly impossible odds to win the coveted trophy. He thinks that Bayern Munich, Barcelona and champions Real Madrid are the teams most likely to challenge.

“The Premier League would be really nice to win,” Courtois said. “I’d rather have both, but if I had to choose, maybe the Premier League now and another year the Champions League.”

Courtois is a newcomer to the Chelsea roster but has actually been with the club for three years, joining from Genk – but he spent all that time on loan at Spanish side Atletico Madrid who won La Liga last season thanks partly to his brilliance.

He sealed his move back to Stamford Bridge with some eye-catching saves at the World Cup, displacing Petr Cech as first-choice goalkeeper and signing a new five-year contract in September.

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