Thibaut Courtois
Thibaut Courtois had endured a tough potential last season with Chelsea. OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

Thibaut Courtois has fired a blatant dig at manager Antonio Conte following Chelsea’s defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Premier League champions were in control of the game for the entirety of the first-half, and much of the second, but threw away their one-goal advantage and ended up losing following a header from Jesee Lingard with 15 minutes to play.

Willian
Willian scored the opening goal in Chelsea’s clash with Manchester United.

We now have a real fight on our hands for Champions League qualification. Manchester City have all-but sealed their spot in the top four, Man United are in a strong position, while Chelsea face a scrap with Tottenham and Liverpool for the final two places.

The game against United provided us with a real opportunity to strengthen our grip on the top four – but we threw it away. Courtois is not happy about it.

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The Belgian is quoted by the Daily Mail questioning his manager’s decision making during the game:

“I have no explanation for the sub of Hazard. I had not expected him to take him off but it is a choice of the manager. He must explain. I can’t look into his head.”

“Players like Eden should have 90 minutes on the pitch. He can always bring something extra offensive.”

Courtois is asking for trouble publicly criticising his manager in this manner. Things only appear to be getting worse at Stamford Bridge.

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Ofcourse he has to explained because it was a silly substitution .

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They were relieved from some pressure and managed to score as soon as Hazard was replaced. It’s not the first time Hazard was subbed in an important match, when the outcome is still undecided. It’s been going on since Mourinho’s time and it puzzles me. The star player of any… Read more »

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Simple. When Eden plays well, Chelsea win. When he’s crap, they lose. And against United he was crap.

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You Sir are retarded, period. Hazard was our best player that game