Courtois declared fit after injury scare

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Boss Antonio Conte says goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be fit for Chelsea’s Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday despite needing treatment after a nasty fall during the 4-0 win over Stoke.

Courtois came to claim a corner but collided with Gary Cahill when in mid air and landed awkwardly.

But the Belgian did not suffer concussion and was able to carry on.

Conte was about to bring on Cesc Fabregas at the time and waited for confirmation Courtois was OK before making the change.

“I spoke with the doctor and I asked if Thibaut was OK and the answer was positive. He said you can make another substitution,” the Italian explained.

“The player is OK to play the next game at Atletico Madrid.”

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