COURTOIS EXPLAINS HOW HE MADE THOSE WORLD-CLASS SAVES AGAINST ARSENAL

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Thibaut Courtois was in good form against Arsenal in the 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.

Despite conceding two goals, Courtois was still brilliant and drew some praises from the media after the game.

Courtois was hailed for his two first-half saves, the first pushing Sanchez’s shot onto his right-hand post before it rolled across the line and rebounded out off the other upright, and the second from Lacazette’s low left-footed drive which had been destined for the goalkeeper’s bottom corner before he stretched out his left arm to turn it wide.

Speaking about the saves, the Chelsea shot-stopper said: “The save on Sanchez, because of my length I could push it onto the post and I was a bit lucky it went to the other post and I could grab the ball.

“The second one, Lacazette, not many goalkeepers will save that, I was quick on the ground, so good saves, but I would have preferred to win.”

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Courtois admitted that although he was disappointed with the final outcome of the game, a draw at the Emirates isn’t entirely a bad result.

“Obviously against those teams you have to try to win but away to a top-six team a draw is not bad – it keeps them at a distance,” Courtois said.

“Liverpool won, United won and Tottenham won (against Swansea) so we have to keep up the pace.

“We have a couple of games to win against opponents that need points and are in good shape as well. It won’t be easy but we have to try to win and we want to go through in the Carabao Cup against Arsenal so it could be another two great games.”

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