Is this the one player Chelsea can’t afford to lose this summer?

Let’s face it, even the most optimistic of Chelsea fans would have to concede defeat after everything that has taken place down at Stamford Bridge this season, for although the recently appointed Guus Hiddink has certainly served to improve the current situation for Blues supporters this term, the 2015/16 season has ultimately proven a campaign of painful missed opportunities.

The west London outfit famously had the chance to build upon their unquestionable successes of the previous league campaign throughout the course of this season, but since the once flawless figure of Jose Mourinho unravelled in rather public fashion in the Stamford Bridge dug-out earlier on this term, things have gone from bad to worse for the Blues faithful.

Yet even in light of such an unfortunate turn of events for the current Premier League title holders in 2015/16, the bad news possibly looks set to continue with 23-year-old Belgian shot-stopper, Thibaut Courtois, potentially eyeing up a surprise summer move away from his current employers.

So then, with such an admittedly left-field notion in mind for all the concerned Blues supporters watching their side in recent weeks, must Chelsea simply do everything within their power to hold onto their first choice goalkeeper this summer, or should the Stamford Bridge hierarchy actually consider parting ways with the towering glovesman in the not too distant future?

Well, although Courtois hasn’t exactly set the Premier League alight throughout the vast majority of the campaign thus far, this is one player Chelsea must genuinely look to hold onto if they really want to improve upon their most recent misfortune.

The recognisable shot-stopper has admittedly failed to reach his very best form down at Stamford Bridge this term on the back of a variety of both avoidable and unlucky circumstances, but seeing as Courtois is still, arguably, within the top-three goalkeepers in Europe right in the here and now, surely the money-men behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge must refrain from making any unnecessary decisions this coming summer.

Courtois isn’t the only high profile Chelsea player to disappoint this season after all, for each of Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic, Cesc Fabregas and especially a certain Mr. Eden Hazard, have also floundered rather considerably in front of their fans this season with all things fairly taken into account.

On his day, however, this is a player that simply must go down as one of the strongest goalies in the whole of world football. Courtois usually serves to dominate his own penalty-box with an efficient style, while his towering presence at the back normally solidifies the entire Chelsea starting XI.

Had the lofty Blues’ stopper been available for selection during Chelsea’s now infamous early-season wobble, the Stamford Bridge faithful probably wouldn’t be witnessing their side in such dire straits right now.

Put in no uncertain terms whatsoever, Chelsea must embark on a purposeful summer clear-out once the current season finally comes to an end, but as Courtois certainly still brings his fair share of potential to the table, he is one player the boardroom staff must certainly look to keep.

So then, although Real Madrid will reportedly come a-callin’ for the big Belgian’s services, Chelsea must ultimately keep their resolve when considering the fate of Thibaut Courtois ahead of the new 2016/17 domestic campaign.

Article title: Is this the one player Chelsea can’t afford to lose this summer?

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