Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois looking forward to festive period

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is looking forward to the hectic festive fixture schedule

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Thibaut Courtois is looking forward to getting his first taste of the hectic festive period in the Premier League.

The Blues begin December six points clear at the top of the Premier League table after a stunning unbeaten start to the campaign.

The English top flight is famous for its unrelenting schedule during the winter months – and the Belgian goalkeeper is relishing the challenge that lies ahead in the next few weeks.

“I like to play games but it’s a little bit weird for me to play over Christmas,” Courtois told Chelsea’s website.

“In Spain we normally played until 22 December and then had seven days free, so it’s not a big difference, it’s not a problem.

“It’s an important week with two difficult games; first a derby against Tottenham in front of our own fans and then we go away to Newcastle, which will be tough. It’s an important month and we will try to win as many games as we can.”

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