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Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois slams team-mates’ mentality after Roma mauling

THIBAUT COURTOIS has issued a wake-up call to his Chelsea team-mates ahead of their crunch clash at home to Manchester United.

The Blues were mauled 3-0 by Roma to leave them second in Group C of the Champions League.

 Thibaut Courtois has called on his Chelsea team-mates to rediscover their 'fighting spirit' ahead of Manchester United clashGetty Images – Getty Thibaut Courtois has called on his Chelsea team-mates to rediscover their ‘fighting spirit’ ahead of Manchester United clash

Belgium stopper Coutois, 25, said: “I don’t know why in the second half we dropped our fighting spirit.

“We dropped our mentality a bit and that cannot happen of course so we have to fight back on Sunday now.

“We must show the fans that this was an off day and we will move on.”

The Premier League champions are already nine points behind leaders Manchester City.

 Thibaut Courtois picked the ball out of his own net three times against RomaReuters Thibaut Courtois picked the ball out of his own net three times against Roma  Thibaut Courtois is struggling to put his finger on Chelsea's poor defence this termGetty Images – Getty Thibaut Courtois is struggling to put his finger on Chelsea’s poor defence this term

Antonio Conte’s resolute defence – which sparked this season’s trend of playing three central defenders – has only kept five clean sheets in all competitions.

Courtois believes his team-mates have lost their ability to react to danger.

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He said: “It is hard to say what the problem is this season.

“Last season in many games I had nothing to do, sometimes one or two saves.

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