Chelsea’s long-serving goalkeeper Petr Cech says the team are fully focused on having a strong end to the season, despite reports that some players had been given an extended break following last weekend’s title-clinching victory over Crystal Palace.
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After being crowned champions of England for the first time since 2010, manager Jose Mourinho allowed his players up to four days off in order to recuperate from the the game against the Eagles, but the Czech stopper insists they are well-placed to continue their good run of form:
“We definitely want to finish on a high and enjoy the winning feeling until the last moment. We all want to play and we all want to win.” he told the club’s official website.
“Everybody wants to win but when you are champions you don’t have the pressure of having to win. Usually in these type of games you play well.”
The Blues have three fixtures remaining this season, with the first of those taking place on Sunday afternoon, when they welcome the visit of fifth-placed Liverpool to Stamford Bridge in their penultimate home game of the campaign.
Mourinho’s side are unbeaten at the Bridge in the league this season and Cech, who has now won four league titles with the West London outfit, insists they will not take their eye off the ball despite already being crowned champions:
“It’s always nice to finish the season at home winning matches, for the fans and everybody.
“We won’t be talking about it or thinking about it too much simply because we just don’t want to lose, especially at home. We want to finish with as many points as possible.” he added.