Last season Chelsea’s failure to retain the English Premier League title was accredited to the loss of two key players, John Terry and Petr Cech, the former a central defender and the latter the goalkeeper considered by some as the best in Europe. This time around too similar problems regarding the duo’s injuries have cropped up but now manager Avram Grant can heave a sigh of relief.
ESPN Soccernet reports that Czech international custodian Petr Cech is back from injury and shall play against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday in the English Premier League. Cech has been out of footballing action since Boxing Day but trained with the rest of the Chelsea squad on Friday.
Cech is visibly upbeat about his return from the injury layoff and told Chelsea TV this:
It is one of worst things for a footballer, to watch from the sidelines, and it is quite frustrating. But I have been quite patient, professional and always give 100% in what I am told to do. Recently I have been training hard, returning to fitness and the injury reacted very well, so hopefully I am on the way back. There is always the possibility to play now again, but I have to first train with the team and see how I am in terms of fitness, but if all goes well I am still positive there is a good chance I could play against Tottenham. The Christmas games are a really important period, so it is not nice when you start the new year with an injury. I hope that I have got all this not really positive things at the beginning of the year and that I will stay fit for the rest of the year.
Cech staying fit for the rest of the year would imply one thing: opposition strikers have to prepare themselves to eat humble pie.
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