Chelsea FC loanee and current Atletico Madrid number one goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois may face his parent club if the two clubs are matched in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. The draw for the quarterfinals is taking place early Friday morning and there is a chance the two clubs may face off. The Premier League and FA give parent clubs the option of not allowing their loanees to play against them but UEFA has no such restrictions.
The Belgian youngster has made it clear in several interviews that he would love to play for Chelsea FC but only as the number one goalkeeper. Jose Mourinho has not spoken on the issue and there is no reason he should in a public forum.
Thibaut Courtois has been on loan at Atletico Madrid for three years now and has consistently been one of the best goalkeepers in La Liga. He has been a stalwart for Atletico and has already won three trophies with Los Indios. His immense talent and potential has made him one of the most sought after prospects in world football but his excellence puts Chelsea in a bind as they already feature one of the best keepers in the world. Cech is on the wrong side of 30 but is still young for a keeper and has several years of excellence ahead of him.
Chelsea brass surely have a plan on how to handle the situation and some may be hoping to face Courtois and Atletico in the quarterfinals to see how the youngster performs against his teammates. If Chelsea were to draw Atletico then the Thibaut Courtois storyline should add more intrigue to an already potentially fascinating tie.
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