Belgium international Thibaut Courtois has stressed that he is committed to Chelsea for the remainder of his contract. The 25-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in recent months with the European champions said to be planning a squad overhaul of their squad. Earlier last month, Courtois cited that his heart is in Madrid where his children are presently resided, but he has now clarified that he will remain with the Blues for the final year of his contract.
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is fearful of the threat from Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi ahead of their Champions League round of 16 tie this month. The Blues ended a run of two winless games with a 3-0 triumph over West Bromwich Albion.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that his star Eden Hazard has not deserved the praise from various quarters for his exploits this campaign. The Belgian star has been the best player for Chelsea this campaign, but he is yet to land any awards. He has not even won the player of the month award, which was recently awarded to Sunderland’s Adam Johnson. Hazard scored a hat-trick in the 3-0 win over Newcastle – a result that sent Chelsea to the top of the table.