Chelsea veteran ready to battle for future

Petr Cech says that he is ready to stay at Chelsea and fight returning loanee Thibaut Courtois for the club’s No. 1 berth.

The Belgian stopper has been drafted back into the Blues’ first-team squad by Jose Mourinho after three fantastic seasons in Spain on loan with Atletico Madrid, and is widely being tipped to be a starter after claiming that he would not come back to be a benchwarmer.

Should he be placed into the first XI then Cech would be forced to make way, which has led to talk that the Czech Republic star may end his 10-year stay at Stamford Bridge.

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French heavyweights PSG and Monaco are understood to be keen on the experienced goalie, but the 32-year-old says that he has no intention of leaving and is ready to battle Courtois for playing time:

“I’m staying at Chelsea, that for sure,” he is quoted by The Express.

“I really don’t mind that there are two great keepers at Chelsea. That motivates me even more.

“You always have to fight if you want to be on a great level.

“And there is not only Courtois and me, even Matej Delac [Chelsea’s 21-year-old Croatian goalkeeper] is showing that he is a great keeper.”


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