Chelsea FC News: Atletico Boss Confirms First-Choice Keeper will Play Against Blues

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By Mark Wayne Eubank | April 17, 2014 5:21 AM EST

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone confirmed that first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be fielded in against Chelsea in their Champions League semi-final clash.

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone confrims that he will field in Thibaut Courtois against Chelsea in their Champions League semi-final clash

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"I have no doubt that he [Courtois] is going to play against Chelsea, and neither does he," said the Argentine mentor.

The Belgian shot-stopper is currently the subject of a controversy that involves a provision in his loan contract, which essentially states that he will not be able to feature against his mother club.

However, UEFA issued a statement a few days ago indicating that such agreement is null and void.

What seems to be apparent from the circumstances is that Simeone is willing to gamble playing the 21-year-old Courtois, risking the chances of extending his stay at the Vicente Calderon beyond this season.

"We aren't worried about it. One thing I don't know is where he will be playing next year," he added.

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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone confrims that he will field in Thibaut Courtois against Chelsea in their Champions League semi-final clash
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