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Thibaut Courtois had sounded out that Sunday’s clash against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge is a must win game for the Blues.

Chelsea are already nine points behind City, and Courtois thinks Chelsea can’t afford to lose another game.

Liverpool legend and ESPN FC Pundit Steve Nicol agrees with the Chelsea goalkeeper and thinks a loss to United will mean our title chances are over.

“I’d have to agree with him,” he said.

“They’re nine points behind now, with a City win and a Chelsea loss that becomes 12 points.

“You can’t give most teams in the Premier League a four-game start, and that is pretty much what it would be.

“So yeah, I’d have to agree with Courtois, things are not going well for them.

“But it’s going to have to be quite a turnaround because not only are things not going well, they’re a bit of shambles.

“Chelsea were a side last year when they won the Premier League that first and foremost you couldn’t get at.

“Courtois never had that much to do, recently, my goodness he’s making saves, he’s picking the ball out the net, you name it.

“I tend to agree with Courtois.”

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