Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says it's an important week for the Blues.


The Blues are eager to get back to winning ways following their 0-0 draw against Sunderland on Sunday.

It was the first time this season Mourinho's side weren’t able to score a goal and Willian's shot which hit the foot of the post was the closest they came to taking the lead at the Stadium of Light.

However, Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois can't wait for Chelsea to get back to winning ways as they face Tottenham Hotspur next at Stamford Bridge.

"Obviously we are disappointed but if you saw the game you know it could have gone either way," said Courtois on Chelseafc.com. “In the end, I wouldn’t say we are happy with a point but one is better than no points."

The Belgian continued: "If we find space we are really dangerous so it's normal for teams to defend against us and I think it will continue."

"It's difficult to find gaps, if you score early then you know they have to come at you and there will be more space but we couldn’t do that and it was a difficult match.

The 22-year-old believes the Black Cats had so many men behind the ball and it wasn’t easy finding the spaces to penetrate despite having lots of possession.

"Sunderland were defending with 10 players behind the ball and just one striker up front. We had a lot of possession in front of goal but we couldn’t find the spaces in behind apart from on a few occasions, like with Branislav Ivanovic in the first half.

"After that it was more shots from distance but in the end a point isn’t that bad."

Courtois will be involved in the busiest part of the campaign this December as the matches come really quick but the Chelsea goalkeeper isn’t fazed by that.

"I like to play games but it's a little bit weird for me to play over Christmas," he said.

"In Spain we normally play until 22 December and then have seven days free, so it's not a big difference, it's not a problem.

"It's an important week with two difficult games: first a derby against Tottenham in front of our own fans and then we go away to Newcastle, which will be tough.

"It's an important month and we will try to win as many games as we can."

Written by Thinkfootballideas staff


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