Breaking Bets: Chelsea stopper 25/1 for MOTM-winning debut

After 10 years of sterling service during which Petr Cech has held firm in Chelsea’s goal, helping the Blues to 11 major trophies, the 32-year-old looks set to be put out to pasture at Stamford Bridge in favour of Thibaut Courtois.

The Belgium number one, who’s a decade Cech’s junior, is back after three fantastic seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid, where he earned La Liga’s Zamora trophy twice for lowest goals-to-games ratio, a goalkeeper of year award and a league champions’ medal with Diego Simeone’s side.

The 22-year-old was only a last-minute Sergio Ramos equaliser away from adding a Champions League bauble to that haul, with Real Madrid downing their neighbours during extra-time in Lisbon’s final.’s crack odds-compiling team have cooked up a tasty bet regarding Courtois’ next potential success.

Ahead of the Blues’ Premier League opener away to Burnley, new signing Diego Costa – the Brazil-born Spain striker who also left the Vicente Calderon this summer – is 5/1 favourite to be named man of the match, with any goalkeeper priced up at 16s.

However, you can back Courtois on his own at 25/1 through Ladbrokes’ ‘Breaking Bets’ section, and with the former Genk youth likely to be on a probation of sorts during the next few fixtures, that looks a big price. awarded Courtois said honours twice in La Liga last term, and while eschewing likely Clarets starter Tom Heaton in this market may seem risky, considering Burnley will need a worldy from the former Manchester United man to keep an 11/2 clean-sheet, that doesn’t look a good bet with Costa around.

The burly 25-year-old notched 27 times in 35 La Liga appearances last term and has been boosted from 7/2 favourite out to 9/2 to open proceedings at Turf Moor.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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