CECH FEELING FRESH

Petr Cech says that he is fresh and fit ahead of the new premier league season. Petr Cech is heading into his seventh season at Stamford Bridge feeling refreshed after a long, arduous but ultimately successful campaign last time around, and is looking forward to turning out in Chelsea’s football shirts for many years to come.

“I played 50 games last season including internationals so it was a long season and as well it was a lot of pressure because the last games we had to win all of them with no mistakes”.

CECH HAILS RESILIENCE

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech reckons his side’s resilience is the reason behind their emergence as potential Double winners.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are on the brink of claiming the Premier League title on Sunday and can also take home the FA Cup trophy when they take on Portsmouth six days later.

And despite seeing his team slip up when well poised earlier in the season, Cech says his team have learned how to respond to setbacks and can keep grasp of their advantage.

“We are confident and we know that we shouldn’t lose two games in a row,” said the 27-year-old.

CECH DEALING WITH PRESSURE

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech today stepped up the pressure on title rivals Arsenal and Manchester United by insisting the trophy will head to Stamford Bridge if either side make one more mistake this week.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side climbed four points clear of United at the top of the table with a 1-0 win over Bolton, while they also have a superior goal difference to that of the other two clubs.

Their next game is against Tottenham on Saturday evening, by which time Arsenal and Manchester United will have had the chance to close the gap.

CECH SET FOR EARLY COMEBACK

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech is expected to make an early recovery from a calf injury he sustained several weeks back in time to contribute to the Londoners’ Premier League title run, according to The Mirror, but we wouldn’t put a sports bet on it!

The Czech international has not featured since limping off in Chelsea’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Inter in Italy last month.

CECH PRAISES STRIKERS

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech believes the strikers at the club’s disposal mean that Carlo Ancelotti’s side are a threat to any defence, domestically or on the continent.

“We have a front two that will worry everyone in the Premier League and in Europe,” Cech told the club’s official website.

“One is the former best scorer in the league and the other is last season’s top scorer and if you count the goals together, it is a great striking force.

“The season is long and we will need everyone to score goals,” he continued. “But if they score in every game, it will be great for us.”

CECH PLAYS DOWN WILKINS EXIT

Petr Cech has said that Wilkins exit is not to blame for the club’s poor form. Goals from Nedum Onuoha, Asamoah Gyan and Danny Welbeck earned Sunderland their first away win of the season and sent Chelsea tumbling to their first home defeat since last March. Wilkins was told last week by chief executive Ron Gourlay that his contract would not be renewed.

CECH AIMS FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GLORY

Petr Cech is aiming for Champions League glory with Chelsea this year after repeated narrow exits in the previous years. Since Roman Abramovich took over the club in 2003, the Stamford Bridge outfit has won three English Premier League titles, three FA Cups, two Football League Cups and two FA Community Shields.

CECH WANTS CONCENTRATION

Petr Cech says that he wants Chelsea to concentrate more in games so that they do not suffer any more defeats. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have won just one league game out of the last six and Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Everton was another example of Chelsea failing to focus for a full 90 minutes.

“We’re in a period where everything is going against us and the small, little things make a difference,” said Cech. “Unfortunately the Everton one is painful because in the first-half we played very well.

CECH EXPECTING ARSENAL CHALLENGE

Petr Cech says that he is expecting that Arsenal can challenge for the Premier league title this season. Arsene Wenger’s side have now gone over five years without lifting a trophy and Czech Republic keeper Cech claims their results in the “big games” will determine how successful they will be come May.

“I am expecting them to be around the top spots,” Petr Cech told Corvallis Soccer.