Cech: ‘I may have to leave Chelsea to get more first-team football’

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has admitted that he does not want another season of playing second fiddle to Thibault Courtois.

Cech has made only four league starts for the club this season, while Courtois has firmly established himself as number one stopper at Stamford Bridge.

The Czech, 32, revealed last summer that he was prepared for a battle for the number one jersey with Courtois, at the time just returning from a successful loan with Atletico Madrid.

But Cech has become increasingly frustrated at his lack of action as the season has progressed.

‘I don’t know what the club’s idea will be. It looks like it works well with me and Thibaut as a duo,’ Cech told the Idnes newspaper.

‘But that can work for one season only. I don’t want another one like this.’

Real Madrid and Arsenal are rumoured to be interested in Cech, who added that he will consider his future at the end of the campaign.

‘There always will be speculation, I leave it for the summer,’ he said.

‘It will be important to sit down with the club, with the manager, to consider all the pros and cons. We will see what will work out the best.’

When then asked about rumoured interest from Carlo Ancelotti’s side, Cech replied: ‘When a specific offer comes I will consider it. There are offers one cannot turn down.’


Steve Osborne                             @Pack3rNa7ion

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