Remember how in last year's Champions League semifinal, Mourinho bemoaned the fact that the second leg turned on a single world class save, Thibaut Courtois, then on loan at Atlético Madrid, denying John Terry's header in seemingly impossible manner? Well, with Saturday's game deadlocked at 0-0 and Leicester threatening to undo Chelsea's improving play on the counter, Courtois did something quite similar in spirit, if not in exact detail and circumstance.
He had already made a few decent saves before this one, but this, THIS is the one that has truly announced his arrival, his permanent claim on the starting goalkeeper spot at Chelsea. A save as crucial as Diego Costa's goal a few minutes later, if not even more. A save to make all the difference, foiling a striker (apparently) nicknamed "The Difference" appropriately enough.
And what does the man of the hour himself think about it all? Just doing my job.
Thibaut Courtois vs Nugent, an absolutely phenomenal save from the Belgian, crazy athleticism! #CFC @thibautcourtois pic.twitter.com/a41LYu7iQG— Jack Rathborn (@JackRathborn) August 23, 2014