Former Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has warned Chelsea that they risk losing goalkeeper Petr Cech if Thibaut Courtois remains as Jose Mourinho’s number one.
Cech has yet to feature for the Stamford Bridge side in the Premier League this season, with Mourinho opting for the younger option of Courtois for their two opening league games.
Cudicini himself was replaced by Cech, although he decided to stay and try and fight for this place back in the side
But the ex-Chelsea stopper claimed that Cech won’t hang around to play second fiddle to the Belgian international.
”I decided to stay but that doesn’t mean Petr will do the same. Every situation is different. I was the Number 1 for three years when Petr arrived but I didn’t have the same pedigree Petr has now.”
”He can go anywhere. Any team in the world will take him but it was different for me. A goalkeeper of his calibre will try to win the No 1 jersey back but if Courtios does his job well and keeps it, then I don’t think Petr will stay.”
Cech is set to stay with Chelsea past this summer’s transfer window, although if he’s still to make an appearance come January then it may alert other clubs to begin bidding for the Czech in a bid to turn his head away from Stamford Bridge for some first team football.
Written by Matthew Derrig