Watch: Thibaut Courtois Sent Off For Chelsea And Swansea Take Full Advantage Of Missing Petr Cech

Paul Sorene

8th, August 2015


When Thibaut Courtois received a straight red for a foul on Swansea’s Bafétimbi Gomis, Chelsea called up their reserve ‘keeper. This time it wasn’t Petr Cech. It was Asmir Begovic, whose first job in a Chelsea shirt was to pick the ball out of the net.



Gomis scored:

Jokes came soon enough.


He’s happy.

The match finished 2-2 (Oscar 23, Fernandez OG 31, Ayew 29, Gomis 55). It could have been worse for the Champions had Begovic not denied adventurous Swansea’s Jefferson Montero with a really good save.

Next up for Chelsea: Manchester City at the Etihad. Easy.

Posted in Chelsea, Swansea City

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  1. One Man Went to Mow says:

    Top bantz from Pies again.

  2. JuanosDios says:

    Begovic is 6’6″ and an established international. He stood just as good a chance at saving the penalty as Cech would have. He looked in command the rest of the match, it’s not like they ran Hilario out there.

  3. Jarren says:

    @JuanosDios: Well said.

  4. ToonArmyTX says:

    Courtois is completely overrated. Not athletic, slow, poor positioning, absolutely zero command of his box. I told my Chelsea supporting mate that they improved their keeping once he left. He thought I was joking. Begovic made fantastic saves and absolutely dominated his area, exactly what Courtois wasn’t doing. I despise Chelsea but they definitely now have a better shot stopper for the next few matches.

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