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Chelsea were hammered 4-1 by Watford at the Vicarage Road on Monday night, and Watford’s first goal came after Blues goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois brought down Gerard Deulofeu just before half-time.

The Belgian was furious after the game and insisted the Barcelona loanee dived.

However, speaking in the Sky Sports studio, pundit Jamie Carragher said Courtois came out too quick for the ball and he should have remained in goal.

“He hasn’t left his foot there, he’s just completely taken him out,” the Liverpool legend said.

“When goalkeepers come out like a train, like he has, like (Loris) Karius did (against Tottenham), I’ve got no sympathy whatsoever.

“If he’s complaining about it, don’t come rushing out like a lunatic like that.

“He hasn’t left his leg, he’s taken his left foot out with his shoulder.

“This thing about making himself small, he’s six-foot five! How is he going to make himself small?

“Just don’t come out, it was a poor decision to come out, Karius’ was as well.

“Listen, I’m no goalkeeping coach, but if there is a problem of attackers leaving their legs in there, then goalkeepers have got to do something different in that situation.

“So I’m not having goalkeepers come out complaining all the time, moaning ‘he’s dived, he’s left his foot in’.

“It’s absolute nonsense, he made a big mistake actually coming for it, he didn’t need to.”

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