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Chelsea keeper Courtois blasts Deulofeu: We all know this diving player

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has accused Gerard Deulofeu of diving to win Watford a penalty on Monday night.

The Spaniard appeared to make minimal contact with Courtois before going down inside the box.

The resulting spot-kick was converted by Troy Deeney. Watford went on to win the match 4-1.

"Our start was maybe not the best. We lost too many balls," said Courtois.

"The red card was very light and the penalty was a clear dive. I tried to make myself small and if a striker puts his feet there.

"He clearly left his foot and dived, it shouldn't have been a penalty. In the second half we tried to fight with 10 men, we got a goal and instead of trying to look quickly for a second goal maybe we should have regrouped.

"We all know this kind of player. They see a goalkeeper coming, he manufactured the content. It was very, very light.

"I think we have to find our form from before new year. We have a tough month coming up. It is important for us to continue to work - heads high."

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