Mourinho: Courtois To Return Vs Bournemouth, Costa Not Sure To Start

Mourinho: Courtois To Return Vs Bournemouth, Costa Not Sure To Start

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has disclosed that Thibaut Courtois will be in the squad for Saturday's clash against struggling Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

Courtois, who was instrumental in Chelsea winning the league title last season, has been sidelined for months due to injury.


In Friday's pre-match press conference, Mourinho however revealed that skipper John Terry, Ramires and Radamel Falcao will miss the Bournemouth game.

"John, Ramires and Falcao are still out, Courtois is selected (for the squad)," Mourinho said.

"Thibaut was our keeper all last season and you know how fundamental he was, it's important to have him back," Mourinho said.

When asked whether Diego Costa will be in the team against Bournemouth, Mourinho said he is undecided yet.

"Diego is the type of player who always tries, I just need him to be what he is, I don't need a reaction."

"He has been very good in training this week but I cannot state whether he will start tomorrow."

Speaking ahead of the Blues clash against Bournemouth, Mourinho said: "Bournemouth did brilliant work last season. The Premier League is difficult but they believe in themselves, they deserve respect.

 "We performed very well at Tottenham. We could have played another couple of hours and not concede a goal.

"If we can get a good result tomorrow it will be four in a row unbeaten and we haven't had that for a long time.

"The month of December can be a good one; we play four at home and play two of the top teams Manchester United and Leicester away."

Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.