Woke up late
Now, Courtois has hit out at the Tottenham Hotspur fans and claimed that it does feel different, and that the fans need to make sure that they’re louder – and in a cheeky dig, he noted they were quiet until their goal and even suggested they get speakers.
The Evening Standard report Courtois said: “It feels a bit different because obviously their home ground is not this one.
“They have the capacity now to bring a lot of fans into the stadium.
“If they make more noise it would be better for them but in the first half, if you have to put some noise over the speakers to make some atmosphere, I don’t think it is working very well.
“In the second half they were pressing and 70,000 people started to wake up. There is obviously more than the 40,000 (36,284) at White Hart Lane.
“The only difference is that they are more separated from the pitch than at White Hart Lane, where you feel more pressure when they are pressing and the pitch is smaller – that is probably better for them.”
Back on track
One thing Chelsea can attest to is the fact they’re back on track now, and have points on the board and have beaten one of their biggest rivals is certainly impressive.
More to the point, the Blues are still title contenders and going into the final match before the International break, it serves as a timely reminder for everyone – including Antonio Conte, who’s future has been under immense speculation, with claims former BVB manager Thomas Tuchel could well replace him this month.