Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois targets silverware

Thibaut Courtois Chelsea keeper

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Thibaut Courtois believes Chelsea must go on to claim some silverware this season if they are to salvage something from what has been a hugely disappointing campaign so far.

Chelsea, who are priced at 17.00 to win the Champions League, currently sit 13th in the Premier League after playing out a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The west London club are 17 points adrift of a Champions League spot and look unlikely to secure European football for next term.

However, they have addressed their inconsistent form since the appointment of interim boss Guus Hiddink, who replaced Jose Mourinho.

The defending Premier League champions are 10 games unbeaten in all competitions under the Dutchman, and Courtois is keen to see that continue.

The Blues remain active in both the FA Cup and Champions League this season and the Belgium international believes going all the way in either competition would at least provide a good end to a
surprisingly poor league season.

Courtois said: “We’ve had too many draws to climb the [Premier League] table. In other games, like against Watford and West Brom, we should have won, so it’s a pity because we could have maybe been ninth or eighth but we are where we are.

“The Newcastle game next week is a very important one where we have to get the three points. We’ve had too many draws at Stamford Bridge and the supporters deserve a victory.

“After that we play in the Champions League and FA Cup against two great sides [Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City] and we have to try to win those games because the only way to save our season is to reach the final in one or both of them.”

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