Chelsea star confident of catching City

Petr CechChelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has admitted that his side have not been happy with the results they have been picking up of late, but feels the Stamford Bridge outfit can still challenge for the Premier League title.

Andre Villas Boas’ men have been beaten in their last two domestic fixtures, and disappointingly drew 1-1 against Genk in midweek in the Champions League.

Despite the dip in form, the Czech Republic international feels his team are capable of finishing top of the pile this season.

“We have had two results that we didn’t wish, the last two results, against Arsenal and the Genk draw, but the best way to forget about this is to win games,” the stopper told Mirror Football.

“Obviously, we cannot afford to drop many more points in the Premier League, because we are already behind. There is a long way to go and everything can happen, especially in the Premier League.

“At the moment our opponents have an advantage. Obviously we have to keep working, get the wins and then see what will happen,” he stated.

The London outfit take on Blackburn at Ewood Park this weekend, but Cech has league leaders Manchester City in his sights.

“The Blackburn game could be a turning point for us, because it’s a difficult place to go. Let’s see.

“City have been doing very well, and that’s why they are where they are but there is a long way to go. We play them twice.

“We can’t forget that, last year, we had a brilliant start and then a difficult period and then we had a brilliant finish and could have won the title,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight