Petr Cech looks set to stay at Chelsea at least until January after deciding against a move during the transfer window. It was heavily rumoured that clubs like Monaco and Paris St Germain were interested in signing the 32-year-old goalkeeper, who has become the second choice at Chelsea after the arrival of Thibaut Courtois. The Czech Republic stopper has been the number-one at Chelsea since arriving as a 22-year-old back in 2004, but his decade-long presence between the sticks has been brought to an end by the brilliance of Courtois.
The manager of the Belgian national football team, Marc Wilmots, reckons that Petr Cech would be put on sale by the Chelsea management during the pre-season transfer window.
There have been reports in English media in the last few weeks that Thibaut Courtois, the Belgian shot stopper, would be the first choice for the Blues boss Jose Mourinho in the upcoming season.
Courtois had actually been signed by Chelsea in 2011, but, he had been playing in the Spanish top tier for Atletico Madrid on loan since the past 3 seasons.
Belgium national team boss Marc Wilmots is of the opinion that Petr Cech will be sold in the summer in order to make way for Thibaut Courtois, who will be returning from his three-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid. Since signing for Chelsea in 2011, Courtois has not represented the blues as he has been spending the time on loan at the Spanish outfit. Now, he is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world at just 22. The has been a lot of speculation as to whether he will be loaned out once again because Chelsea already have a top goalkeeper in the form of Cech.
During the initial first half of the campaign, Arsenal enjoyed a superb series of performances which allowed them to maintain themselves at the top of the English league for a significant amount of time but things turned to the worse for Arsene Wenger and his players after some of the most important figures in the squad sustained injuries.
Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has stated that Franck Ribery is extremely angry following the first leg result against Real Madrid and he expects a big performance from the Frenchman when the two sides meet each table in the second leg at the Allianz arena.
Bayern Munich lost the first leg 1-0 in what was a very disappointing match from the Germans. Real Madrid did not have most of the ball, but they were devastating on the counter-attack. This helped them secure the solitary goal through Karim Benzema that ultimately proved to be the difference between the two teams.
Ever since Petr Cech joined Chelsea in 2004, he has been a consistent performer for the Premier League club and the Czech has always standout by being the undisputed goalkeeper.
At his 31 years of age, he is still able to stand his ground and keep clean sheets against some of the best players not only in England but around the world. Cech still has a few more years left in him before he decides to retire or to change clubs but there already are potential replacements of players who could fill in the spot of the veteran goalkeeper and one of the top candidates is Thibaut Courtois.
Chelsea won their 3rd consecutive Premier League match after defeating Tottenham with a resounding 4-0 final scoreboard and now the team of Jose Mourinho is currently located at the top of the league but Petr Cech has revealed that despite going through such a fine form they still aren’t favorites on winning the title.
With World Cup fever beginning to pick up ahead of this summer’s tournament in Brazil, the obvious questions begin to be asked; will Spain defend their title, can England disappoint again, and which Disney character does Carlos Tevez most resemble.
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard has been one of the star players at the club and also in the Premier league this campaign. He has been responsible for numerous wins including the 3-0 against Newcastle on Saturday.
Hazard scored a hat-trick in this match, as he setup Chelsea to go top of the table. After the match, goalkeeper Petr Cech reserved special praise for the player, who has been in stunning form for the last few months. He said that Hazard should be given the FIFA Ballon d’Or in the future.
Chelsea recently managed a stunning 3-1 win over Manchester United to move within two points of table leaders Arsenal.
Samuel Eto'o, who had previously scored all of his Chelsea goals at Stamford Bridge, started the match ahead of Fernando Torres.
Torres has been in good form in recent weeks after scoring in back-to-back matches, but he was dropped to the bench in favour of the former Barcelona man. He repaid Jose Mourinho's faith by scoring a stunning hat-trick, thus becoming only the fourth player to do so against Manchester United.