'Masterclass incoming' - Chelsea fans react on Twitter as 24-year-old misses Man United clash
By Matt Bullin
Chelsea fans have taken to Twitter to react as Thibaut Courtois misses the match today with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
It was widely reported that the 24-year-old Belgian would miss this afternoon’s match with an ankle injury sustained in training.
Courtois has been a regular between the sticks for the Blues this term and has made 32 appearances in all competitions, keeping 14 clean sheets.
Bosnian ‘keeper Asmir Begovic comes in to replace the Belgian having only made six cup appearances this season.
If Chelsea beat United at Old Trafford they will stretch the gap between them and the chasing Tottenham to seven points.
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If Jose Mourinho’s side claim the three points they will move fifth and heap further pressure on their top-four rivals.
Chelsea fans were understandably distraught to see Courtois miss out, although one consolation is that United’s star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is only fit to start from the bench after complaining of tiredness.
Here is a selection of their Tweets:
No Courtois or Cesc smh
— AA. (@Abz_ROE) April 16, 2017
No Courtois today. Sigh
— Emmy Nwadinobi CFC (@damnSlick) April 16, 2017
Where the hell is courtois https://t.co/6ND1e5aYTZ
— Baba Maisy (@briananyangu) April 16, 2017
Ok Courtois out.
Begovic should perform damn freaking well.
— ◆BLXCK◆ (@SashiShakur) April 16, 2017
— Miftah Sururi A. (@miftaharditia) April 16, 2017
Well no courtois for us ????
— ChelseaManiac (@EdwardOtchere) April 16, 2017
A few Chelsea fans were happy that their back-up is solid and looked forward to seeing a masterclass from the stand-in.
Not the strongest United team, feel confident Begovic can fill in for Courtois and that Costa will end his drought. #COYB
— Luke. (@Instxnctz) April 16, 2017
Begovic masterclass incoming ????????
— Eden FC (@HazardousEden_) April 16, 2017
Not too phased with Begovic coming in for Courtois. I trust in the experience of Begovic and eagerness to gain a 1st team spot.
— Michiel (@hempies87) April 16, 2017
In other Chelsea news, this is the confirmed Chelsea line-up v Man United