Player Review
Thibaut Courtois - 89 - Normal
5.0
Absolute Beast In Goal
By madeingotham, 12-11-2017

After deciding to build a BPL squad I began with Lloris who was very decent but just didn't feel truly elite to me. I had De Gea available on loan and while I was impressed with him, at the time he was way out of my price range. Enter Courtois. I sniped him at 73k when he was going for upwards of 80k and haven't looked back. The man is an absolute rock. In 130 games I cannot remember a time when he allowed a second chance goal. His handling is impeccable and anything he doesn't catch cleanly is cleared out of danger. He commands his area and is surprisingly quick off his line for someone with only 46 speed. His height is also a great advantage in dealing with long shots and attempted chips. I also cannot say enough about how great his long throw is. I'm someone who grew up watching Jens Lehmann start many an Arsenal counter attack with a long throw and so I try to bring that element into my matches and Courtois definitely allows me to do it with ease. Although I have enough coins to buy De Gea now I see no reason to. Courtois has been absolutely incredible and saved my bacon many a time in close WL matches. I can't say enough about him, he's brilliant.

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Formation: 4321
Position: GK
Games: 130
GPG: 0.00
APG: 0.00
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (5/10)
Shooting (5/10)
Passing (5/10)
Dribbling (5/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (5/10)
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