Chelsea remain unbeaten under manager Guus Hiddink after their draw against Watford at Vicarage Road last night, but the result still left many fans in anger due to how poorly the Blues played for the most part of the match. Still, the team could have won the match if it weren't for a couple of terrific saves by Watford goalkeeper Gomes, whom Thibaut Courtois praised after the match.
"He's a very good goalkeeper and he proved that, the last save from Diego was terrific and he saved them the points. That save was really good; it was a close-range header, I was in line with the ball and I thought it was going in but then I saw his arm going across. We're not happy, we had the biggest chances and Gomes made two big saves."
Happy or not, it's time to move on and shift focus onto the big weekend clash against Manchester United. Much like last night's result, our trip to Old Trafford in December was a disappointingly conservative one, with the team seemingly settling for the scoreless draw. This time, maybe we'll actually go for the three points in actions, too, not just words.
"We cannot be happy with a point but it was a solid performance. It was a game where they were solid at the back and when we tried to play the ball into midfield they put pressure on us so it wasn't easy to find the gaps. It was a close game, in the end I think we had the better chances. Gomes made two big saves and it could have been three points for us."
"Being unbeaten is always important but obviously we would have preferred to win than draw. We could have won, it's a pity we didn't but now we have an important game against Manchester United. We want to win every game and move up the table, it's another big one."
-Thibaut Courtois; source: Chelsea FC
Manchester United are coming off a 3-0 win against Stoke City at Old Trafford, with Anthony Martial once again looking dangerous and looking to build his confidence back up. We'll have our work cut out for us.