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Thibaut Courtois has people excited.
People who represent Chelsea, mainly. The Blues stopper, who has spent the 2012-13 season on loan at Atletico Madrid, continues to outline himself as a natural successor to Petr Cech. Atletico have pushed Real Madrid all the way for second place in La Liga this season and Courtois should be considered amongst their best players, alongside hitman Radamel Falcao.
In fact, Courtois has people too excited sometimes. While at Stamford Bridge, he allegedly had an affair with Kevin de Bruyne's girlfriend (via The Daily Mail). She was probably thanking him for a run of performances that saw his original FIFA 13 card receive an in-form version.
The latter variation features some ridiculous stats. If you're looking for a 21-year-old keeper with 90 handling, here he is. How about 85 reflexes? Yep, he's got them too.
Courtois takes top spot for being consistently impressive and having the most potential going into FIFA 14. Will he be in Chelsea colours by then? Remarkably, the same question was also asked about the winner of our five improved forwards list.
FIFA 14 stats prediction: 83
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