Thibaut Courtois wins Chelsea’s second Golden Glove since 2005

Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea weren’t in action this evening, but as has been the case several times in the last few months, the Tottenham Hotspur score had a direct effect on the Blues.

The second placed Spurs put Leicester to the sword at the King Power, smashing the Foxes with only one blot on their performance – a sloppy goal conceded to Ben Chilwell after Hugo Lloris sprinted clear of his box and got bogged down on a wet pitch as he retreated.

Conceding this goal snatched Lloris’ clean sheet away, and ensured that he can finish the season with a maximum of 16 clean sheets. Courtois already has 16, and could make that 17 when Chelsea play Sunderland at the Bridge on Sunday.

If Lloris concedes a goal, Courtois will be outright winner of the Golden Glove award. If Courtois concedes and Lloris doesn’t, the two will split the award.

It’s just rewards for a fantastic season from Courtois, a welcome bounce-back from last year’s struggles.