Photo: Chelsea star enjoying idyllic summer holiday

Thibaut Courtois is enjoying his summer break ahead of the new season

Thibaut Courtois appears to be making the most of his downtime ahead of the start of Chelsea’s Premier League title defence next season.

The Belgian shot-stopper is enjoying a well-earned break after helping Jose Mourinho’s men win their fourth top-flight title last term ahead of Manchester City and Arsenal.

Courtois was Mourinho’s first choice between the posts as the Belgium international ousted long-term number one Petr Cech following his arrival at Stamford Bridge after his three-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid.

Cech has since been sold to local rivals Arsenal as the Czech Republic international moved on in search of regular first-team football.

And Courtois looks to be enjoying his break ahead of the 2015-16 season, as he posted the picture above on his Instagram account on Saturday afternoon and wrote: “Holidays!”

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Courtois made 30 Premier League appearances for the west London side after he managed to dislodge Cech as the club’s number one goalkeeper.

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