Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois believes that his team are improving with every game after enduring a difficult start to the defence of their Premier League crown, report Sky Sports.
The Blues were shocked by Burnley on the opening day of the season as the Belgian keeper was forced to begrudgingly pick the ball out of his net three times during a 3-2 defeat to last season’s relegation battlers.
However, after two wins on the bounce against Spurs and Everton, the 25-year-old insists that he can see an improvement in the performances of his Chelsea teammates.
Speaking ahead of Belgium’s match with Gibraltar, the Chelsea shot-stopper took a break from international training to talk about Chelsea’s results so far.
“The Burnley game was not good, even when we [still] had 10 men,” Courtois explained to Sky Sports. “We had a sloppy first half but the second half we were more aggressive and we transferred that into the game against Tottenham.
While on the subject of the Premier League title, the goalkeeper also predicted which teams currently have the best chance of fighting for the title this season.
“Manchester United have started very well; City have bought in well and I think Liverpool showed [against Arsenal] they are up for the task this season,” the Chelsea keeper revealed in an interview with Sky Sports.
As well as talking about the improvement of his team’s performances in the league, the Belgian keeper also spoke about the imminent return of teammate Eden Hazard, suggesting that he may not be an automatic pick after returning from an ankle injury.
“You will always miss a player like Eden but we have handled it very well and it will be hard for him to come back into the team,” he added when speaking to Sky Sports.
“He is someone who has done so many amazing things for us already.