Photo: Thibaut Courtois sends message to Chelsea fans after 1-0 win at Middlesbrough

The Chelsea number one has a message for the Blues supporters

Thibaut Courtois hailed Chelsea’s great team performance after Sunday afternoon’s 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

Spain international Diego Costa broke the deadlock in the 41st minute as the former Atletico Madrid striker netted his 10th Premier League goal of the 2016-17 campaign.

Chelsea have won their last six Premier League games and Antonio Conte’s side hoisted themselves above Liverpool and into top spot in a tight title race thanks to their close-fought win.

Courtois, who became the west London side’s number one shot stopper in 2014, has kept six successive clean sheets since a 3-0 loss to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in late September.

And the Belgium international posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption:

“A tough away win yesterday! Great performance of the team once again!
Thanks to the fans who travelled and showed great support! 🔵⚪️ #cfc”

Chelsea are a point ahead of second-placed Liverpool in the Premier League title race.

The Blues have won nine of their 12 Premier League games this term.

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The west London side host Tottenham Hotspur in their next Premier League game on Saturday evening.

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