Cech happy with Blues policy
By Vasek Kadlec
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Petr Cech claims he is at ease with Jose Mourinho's selection policy at Chelsea.Petr Cech claims he is at ease with Jose Mourinho's selection policy at Chelsea.
The keeper has made a real impression since arriving at Stamford Bridge in the summer, being part of the meanest defence in The Premiership.
With games being played at great regularity, Cech is comfortable that he sits out the club's Carling Cup games in favour of Carlo Cudicini.
"Mourinho let us know about this in advance, so I was at ease," Cech said. "We (Cech and Cudicini) have no problems and everything is fine.
"He played and it is right that both goalkeepers need to be prepared, in case one of us gets injured.
"Carlo played on Wednesday against Newcastle and did really well."
For two months we have played virtually every Wednesday and Saturday. It is a big burden and it can't be played with just 11 players.
"All the players have the chance to play and it depends on them, how they establish themselves."
Cech also believes it would be folly to write off Manchester United in the Premiership title race.
"They started the season with injuries to important players," he added. "At present they have problems scoring goals, but they have maybe the best strikers in the league."
The standard of the smaller teams in The Premiership has impressed Cech, as he continued: "Every match is hard, the seemingly weaker opponents want to beat us.
"For example, the match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace nearly saw Arsenal beaten."