Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois has accused Watford debutant Gerard Deulofeu of diving in the Blues’ embarrassing 4-1 defeat at Vicarage Road on Monday.
The Barcelona loanee dazzled for Javi Gracia’s side, winning a penalty for the Hornets’ opener and scoring the third against a 10-man Chelsea; sealing the three points on the night.
Courtois was adjudged to have brought down the ex-Everton winger in the box, after
“Yesterday [in Liverpool and Tottenham’s 2-2 draw] we saw when the goalkeeper comes out and is late you make yourself small but the striker puts his foot there and it’s a penalty, every time this will happen. He left his foot and dives… it’s not a penalty.
“I think we all know this kind of players it happens everywhere in the world, this type of striker sees the goalkeeper coming for the ball, I make myself as small as possible with my belly on the ground and he manufactures the contact. I’m sorry but I don’t think it’s a penalty.”
The 25-year-old also disputed the dismissal of