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It's all rosy in the Chelsea camp between Courtois and Cech

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Paul Gilham

Unlike his relationship with his backup for the Belgian national team (let's go with... frosty), Thibaut Courtois seems to be getting along with the rest of the Chelsea goalkeepers just fine.

"Petr Cech is still a great goalkeeper and it's a tough battle for the first spot.  At the moment I'm playing and I'm trying to do as best as I can, working hard in training and in the games to keep on playing."

"I remember I had other years with other goalkeepers where the relationship was not good and we didn't speak in training, but here it's really great. That's nice because goalkeepers work a lot together in training so it's important you get on well."

"With Petr it's really good; we have a laugh in training. We can talk about an exercise and both give our opinion. We talk about things. He's a very smart guy too, so it's really helpful to have conversations with him. The relationship is very good and it's nice to train in that environment."

-Thibaut Courtois; source: Chelsea FC

Of course, we should expect nothing less from a commensurate professional like Petr Cech, to take it in stride this strange new world order where he's no longer the Chelsea number one and continue working as hard as he can towards bettering the team cause.  Whether the Chelsea legend moves in on January or next summer, it's nice to hear that right now it's all rosy in the Chelsea goalkeeper camp.  Hopefully it remains conflict-free the whole season.