Paul Merson: This Chelsea player is a different class

Paul Merson talks up the importance of Thibaut Courtois to Chelsea

Paul Merson has talked up the importance of Thibaut Courtois to Chelsea’s future plans following his fine form for Chelsea this season.

The Belgian goalkeeper has been a regular fixture between the posts for Antonio Conte’s men this term and has earned a reputation as one of the best shot-stoppers in world football in recent seasons.

Courtois helped Chelsea win the Premier League and League Cup under Jose Mourinho back in the 2014-15 season and has been a key part of helping Chelsea build an eight-point lead at the top of the table.

There have been suggestions that Courtois could end up being a summer transfer target for Real Madrid at the end of the season.

However, Merson has talked up the importance of Chelsea keeping hold of their star goalkeeper as they bid to keep him at the club.

Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday afternoon, Merson said: “He is different class, he saves point after point for Chelsea.

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“If you look at the teams that aren’t at the top of their division there are question marks over all of their goalkeepers, a lot of whom don’t save them points.”

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