PETR CECH

  • Thibaut Courtois defends Chelsea handling of his head injury October 12, 2014

    Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has defended the Premier League leader's handling of the head injury he suffered during last weekend's 2-0 league victory over Arsenal. Courtois was injured in an early clash with Arsenal's Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez and despite initially being given clearance to carry on, was replaced by Petr...
  • Unhappy goalkeeper Cech eyes Chelsea exit October 8, 2014

    Chelsea's Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech has said he would look for a solution to his plight if he continues to be left on the bench at the Premier League club. Cech, who has been at Chelsea since 2004, has not started a Premier League game this season having fallen behind...
  • Jose Mourinho hopes Petr Cech stays despite losing Chelsea spot August 19, 2014

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said he hoped goalkeeper Petr Cech will stay loyal to the club despite losing the starting spot to Belgian Thibaut Courtois. Courtois, 22, who has returned to Chelsea from a successful loan spell with Atletico Madrid, was Mourinho's choice for the club's Premier League opener on Monday,...
  • Goalkeeping strength makes Chelsea contenders says Mourinho August 15, 2014

    London: Chelsea have two of the best three goalkeepers in the world, which will help make them serious contenders to win the Premier League this season, their manager Jose Mourinho told a news conference on Friday. Ahead of Monday's opening game away to newly promoted Burnley, he refused to say whether...
  • Expect Chelsea fight for firstchoice keeper spot: Mourinho August 1, 2014

    London: Petr Cech is ready to take up the challenge of competing with Thibaut Courtois for the position of Chelsea's number one goalkeeper, manager Jose Mourinho said on Thursday. Belgian international Courtois, 22, has returned to his parent club following a longterm loan spell with La Liga champions Atletico Madrid and...
  • Chelsea stand in way of Atletico's first Champions League final April 30, 2014

    London: It's not only illness that has exhausted Jose Mourinho. Defending the virtues of employing defensive tactics once again is wearing out the Chelsea manager. However much Liverpool and Atletico Madrid were frustrated by Mourinho's welldisciplined methods to stifle them in the last week, they kept Chelsea on track to trophies...
  • Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Petr Cech train ahead of Atletico Madrid clash April 29, 2014

    Chelsea were handed a quadruple fitness boost ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semifinal second leg against Atletico Madrid when Eden Hazard, Petr Cech, John Terry and Samuel Eto'o took part in training on Tuesday. Midfielder Hazard, named on Sunday as the English PFA young player of the year, and forward Eto'o...
  • I will remain No. 1 at Chelsea, says goalkeeper Cech April 4, 2014

    London: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech does not fear having to fight for his place should Belgian international Thibaut Courtois return to Stamford Bridge next season. The 21-year-old Courtois has been on loan at surprise La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid for the past three seasons and is set to occupy the starting...
  • Cech voted Czech Republic's best player of 2013 March 4, 2014

    Prague: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has been voted the Czech Republic's player of the year for 2013. The 31-year-old Czech international won Monday's poll of players, coaches, football federation officials and journalists for the sixth consecutive year and record seventh time overall. Arsenal playmaker Tomas Rosicky finished second while Freiburg midfielder Vladimir...
  • Petr Cech chasing Peter Bonetti's Chelsea record for most shutouts December 28, 2013

    London: Petr Cech will reinforce his status as Chelsea's most decorated goalkeeper if he equals the club record for most clean sheets in Sunday's heavyweight Premier League showdown against Liverpool. The 31yearold Czech international recorded his 207th shutout in the 10 victory over Swansea City on Thursday and another one against...
  • Arsenal held to a 00 draw by Chelsea at Emirates December 24, 2013

    London: Arsene Wenger failed for the 10th time to get the better of Jose Mourinho as Arsenal were held to a 00 draw by Chelsea on Monday, missing a chance to return to the top of the Premier League. The London derby, played with rain swirling around the Emirates Stadium, failed...
  • Rosicky, Cech in Czech squad for World Cup qualifier May 24, 2013

    Prague: Midfielder Tomas Rosicky and goalkeeper Petr Cech have been included in the Czech Republic squad for the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Italy next month. The Czechs need to do well in the June 7 game in Prague to keep their hopes alive to qualify for the tournament in Brazil. Italy...
  • Player-power has bred success at Chelsea, says goalkeeper Petr Cech March 4, 2013

    London: Chelsea's Petr Cech has defended his team-mates against accusations of player-power and said a vocal dressing room has bred success at the Premier League club. A training ground exchange between manager Rafael Benitez and captain John Terry in the wake of last week's 2-0 Premier League defeat at Manchester...
  • Terry may return for Chelsea under21s this week January 8, 2013

    London: Chelsea captain John Terry, who has been out since November with a knee problem, could take his first step towards a first team comeback by featuring for the club's under21 team as an overage player this week. "He has been training and we are considering giving him some minutes in...
  • Goalkeeper Cech happy with Chelsea back support December 28, 2012

    London: Chelsea have refound their defensive strength under interim manager Rafael Benitez, goalkeeper Petr Cech said on Friday. Chelsea have won their last three Premier League matches and kept four clean sheets since Benitez took over last month following the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo. "We look more organised. We were...
  • Petr Cech backs spirited Chelsea to bounce back December 7, 2012

    Tokyo: Goalkeeper Petr Cech believes Chelsea will quickly rediscover their form after an alarming slide which saw the holders crash out of the Champions League at the group stage. The London club travel to Japan after Saturday's visit to Sunderland to play at the Club World Cup with intense pressure...
  • Chelsea players must share blame for Euro exit, says Cech December 6, 2012

    London: Chelsea's players must shoulder the blame for the Londoners becoming the first holders to leave the Champions League at the group stage, goalkeeper Petr Cech said after Wednesday's exit. The champions went out of the competition just 200 days after they won it in Munich under former manager Roberto...
  • Where Champions League will be won and lost May 19, 2012

    Munich: A look at how the Chelsea and Bayern Munich teams compare tactically and where the game might be won or lost ahead of the Champions League final at the Allianz Arena. Goalkeepers Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer, competing in his first Champions League final after reaching the last four with Schalke 04...
  • 'Chelsea will be the underdogs in Munich' May 18, 2012

    London: Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech believes that their opponents in the Champions League final on Saturday Bayern Munich "must be the favourites" because of the advantage of the match being staged at the Allianz Arena, their home stadium. The west London side knocked out tournament favourites Barcelona in...
  • Scolari blames Ballack, Drogba and Cech for his sacking June 30, 2009

    New Delhi: Former Chelsea manager Luis Felipe Scolari has stated that Michael Ballack, Didier Drogba and Petr Cech were the main reasons he was sacked last season. The Brazilian coach spent eight months at Stamford Bridge before being sacked by owner Roman Abramovich, and he has stated that the Blues players...