Diego Simeone: 'Thibaut Courtois will play against Chelsea'

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone gestures during the Champions League quarter final match against Barcelona on April 9, 2014
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Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone says that he will select Thibaut Courtois to play against parent club Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has 'no doubts' that Thibaut Courtois will play against Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Champions League this season.

The Belgian goalkeeper is currently on loan at Atletico from Chelsea, who had hoped that the shot-stopper would be made ineligible for the two-legged European affair.

Chelsea also reportedly attempted to acquire a monetary sum from Atletico in order to allow Courtois to play, but that was rejected by UEFA.

"I have no doubt that he will play against Chelsea. He has no doubts either," Simeone told Onda Cero.

"It's not a concern. He doesn't know where he'll play next year."

Courtois, 21, is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in European football.

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