Thibaut Courtois is still Belgium’s first-choice goalkeeper heading into the World Cup but he will not feature in their friendlies this week due to a minor hamstring injury.
Despite that, the stopper, who has 54 caps for his country, is expected to be passed fit for this Sunday’s crunch clash between Chelsea and Tottenham.
The Belgian’s future at Stamford Bridge is still in doubt, as rumours swirl that he is stalling on a new contract amid interest from Real Madrid.
Coupled with his drop-off in form this season – although it should be pointed out that he is not the only one who has done so – Courtois is not the most popular figure among Chelsea fans right now.
Willy Caballero has impressed when he’s been called upon and some Blues supporters want the experienced Argentine to get the nod for the huge game against Spurs.
We’ve taken a look at the responses telling Conte to leave out Courtois…
Let's hope not
— West Upper Plastic (@EastUpper3) March 25, 2018
Caballero has to play #CFC
— K.O.N (@k4_kwabena) March 26, 2018
We don't mind, Willie will do, as long as those legs are still wide apart.
— Chris Diasa (@chrisdiasa) March 25, 2018
I will feel better if he prolongs his injury and let willy takes the sticks up to end of the season. Form is so pathetic he is not even in top 50 now
— PonnuKumar Sekar (@ponnukumar_cfc) March 25, 2018
He should be rested against spurs, man needs to recover properly.
— Engr Gabby (@DADDY_CONCH2) March 25, 2018
God forbid.useless keeper caballero should be in our goal poles
— hommie-de chelsea (@HommieChelsea) March 25, 2018
He should just go on a vacation
— #KTBFFH (@QuameInc) March 25, 2018
That's a shame
— Michael Dance (@mdance1990) March 25, 2018
— MrMojoRisin (@ImTheDuDe86) March 25, 2018