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CECH PROVED RIGHT WITH MADRID TIE

Chelsea legend Petr Cech has been proved right after he predicted a difficult tie for his team on the back of the Champions League quarterfinal draw that pitted his team against Real Madrid. In a chat with the website of UEFA after the draw, Petr Cech said that it was a difficult tie for Chelsea as he pointed out that two-legged semifinal tie involving the two teams last season. Chelsea secured a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid away from home in the first leg before beating the La Liga club 2-0 at home in the second leg to seal a 3-1 aggregate victory thereby progressing into the Champions League final. The Premier League heavyweights went on to win the final to secure their second title thanks to the 1-0 win over English rivals Manchester City.

CECH RAISES DOUBTS OVER CHELSEA

Chelsea legend Petr Cech has raised doubts over the club finishing the season amidst the sanctions on owner Roman Abramovich from the British government. Cech, who is the technical and performance director, raised doubts over Chelsea completing the current season in a chat with Sky Sports just before the 1-0 home win over Newcastle United on Sunday. According to him, Chelsea is running on a day-to-day basis at the moment.

ABRAMOVICH: HOW CECH BRIEFED PLAYERS REVEALED

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has stated that club legend Petr Cech was the one that briefed players and the coaching staff officially about the situation involving the club's Russian owner, Roman Abramovich and his decision to sell the Premier League team amidst the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. Tuchel talked about Petr Cech and the briefing in his pre-match presser on Friday ahead of the Burnley game at Turf Moor as he said that the briefing from the former Chelsea goalkeeper wasn't too much different from what they already know.

CECH BELIEVES CHELSEA CAN RETAIN UCL TITLE

Although it will be a difficult feat to achieve, Petr Cech believes that Chelsea are capable and have what it takes to remain UEFA Champions League winners even next season. The Blues were crowned the champions of Europe last season after they were able to defeat Pep Guardiola Manchester City following a good run in the competition that saw them impress their fans. Their Champions Legaue triumph may not have been expected by a lot of people, but it earned them the respect that they deserved for becoming the best team in the competition.

PREMIER LEAGUE: CECH SLAMS FIXTURE CONGESTION

Chelsea legend Petr Cech has slammed the Premier League for fixture congestion after the away game against Brighton and Hove Albion was not rescheduled properly. Petr Cech made his thoughts on the fixture pile-up known in a chat with the Chelsea website earlier this month. The Czech football icon wondered why the Brighton game was not rescheduled for Wednesday, January 19 since both teams don’t have any fixture until Sunday, January 23. Petr Cech believes that the players are being pushed to the limit as he pointed that the Chelsea squad has been decimated in recent weeks over injuries, illnesses and isolations.

CECH DELIGHTED WITH MULTIPLE CHELSEA DEBUTS

Chelsea director Petr Cech was delighted that a lot of the young players were given a taste of top flight football amidst the ongoing injury crisis and Covid-19 cases at the club. Petr Cechexpressed his happiness for the youngsters in his column on the Chelsea website.

CECH TALKS UP GALLAGHER FOR CHELSEA

Chelsea technical and performance director Petr Cech has talked up Crystal Palace midfielder Conor Gallagher and his chances of representing the Blues in the nearest future. Petr Cech has been impressed with the form of the player in the colours of the Eagles in the Premier League this season.

Gallagher, 21, is on a season-long loan deal at London rivals Palace from Chelsea having joined the Eagles during this summer's transfer window. The new England international became a Premier League regular when he joined West Brom on loan from the Blues last season, but he couldn't stop the Baggies from being one of three teams who suffered relegation from the English top flight last season. Apart from West Brom, Sheffield United and Fulham also suffered demotion to the second tier of English football, the Championship.

TUCHEL CREDITS DUO FOR MENDY QUALITY

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has praised both goalkeeping coach Hilario and technical/performance director Petr Cech for their roles in the level of performance shown by Edouard Mendy in the Chelsea goal.

Petr Cech has previously talked about Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy and how the club was able to seal his signing from Rennes in the French Ligue 1. Czech football icon Cech also played for Rennes before sealing a move to the Premier League to sign for Chelsea in 2004.

CECH PRAISES QUARTET FOR ‘STEPPING UP'

Chelsea director Petr Cech has singled out four players for stepping up during the West London Derby win over Brentford just after the recently concluded international break. Petr Cech made this known in a chat with the Chelsea website as he praised the contributions of Edouard Mendy, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Malang Sarr and Trevor Chalobah.

CECH SPEAKS ON RETAINING UCL TITLE

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Petr Cech has revealed what Chelsea must do to retain their UEFA Champions League (UCL) title this season. In his column for the official website of the club, Petr Cech stated that it's very difficult to retain the Champions League title and that one needs the element of everything going well in addition to being lucky for the feat of retaining the title to come to pass.

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