Retribution is on the psyche for the ex-Blues shotstopper when his momentum side meets his old club in a rematch of last season's semi-last conflict.
Genuine Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois accepts Chelsea are "battling" more this term than they were last season when the pair went head to head in the Champions League, in front of the current week's quarter-last conflict.
It came in the midst of a recovery of structure under the German, yet the Premier League outfit have looked an incidentally blended recommendation this term, and ex-shotstopper Courtois feels that retribution could be ready for the taking.
"Indeed, I think it is pretty much similar group with similar players," Courtois told a pre-match question and answer session. "Obviously, with the powerful last year, they were in a decent stream.
"I think this year, they are battling a smidgen more. You can see they stay a decent side with huge players who can run in behind.
"Interestingly, we know where we flopped last year thus we can improve tomorrow and have a superior outcome."
Courtois passed on Stamford Bridge to go after greater distinctions with Los Blancos in 2018, however has neglected to get top-rack European brilliance since his landing in Santiago Bernabeu, while his old club cleared to the prize last term.
He looks ready to win a second crown in La Liga this season nonetheless, with Madrid ready to wrestle the homegrown title back from rivals Atletico Madrid throughout the next few weeks.
What's more, Carlo Ancelotti's side will have their eye on continuing their Champions League hold, having gone three seasons without progress now on the bob.
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