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Courtois to be Chelsea No1 in first season

Thibaut Courtois is proud to have established himself at Chelsea as their No1.

Courtois has seen off competition from stalwart Petr Cech to become manager Jose Mourinho's first-choice.

"I came back to Chelsea to play," Courtois said. "Of course, it's always the manager's decision. But if you come back from loan, obviously you want to try to play as much as possible. Otherwise it's better to keep being on loan.

"So, of course, I wanted to play. I think Petr and I have both done well for the team, the times we've played. We have helped the team every time we could.

"In the beginning you need to adapt a little bit to the style of football. If you play three years in Spain, of course it feels a little different. But, together with the team, we've started really well, kept on playing well and I think we are doing great. I try my best every single game."

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