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Chelsea's Cech backing Courtois for the top

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech feels his younger counterpart Thibaut Courtois can become a top class gloveman.

The 20-year old Belgian spent last season on loan with Europa League winners Atletico Madrid, and is expected to return their next term, and Cech feels he can develop into a quality player.

"I think if you look around Europe and you look at the goalkeepers with top quality that you would expect for a Premier League team, then there are not many as talented as Thibaut is," Cech told the Fulham Chronicle.

"This is one of the reasons why Chelsea bought him and got him under contract because he is one of the best talents in European football.

"He managed to win the title (with Genk) which gave him a lot of experience and now he's done really well at Atletico. He has a chance to become the Belgian national team goalkeeper so it's great improvement."

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