Petr Cech may have inadvertently stuck the knife in a little bit on former boss Jose Mourinho, with his comments about Chelsea’s downfall only serving to remind the Portuguese manager of his failings.
Chelsea are currently languishing just above the relegation zone, and have endured their worst start to a season in god knows how long. Their implosion has coincided with the departure of Cech, who made the brilliant choice to move to Arsenal this past summer.
Cech claims he’s surprised that the collapse has continued for so long, and can’t believe that a club has fallen so far in just six months – going from Premier League champions to relegation candidates in such a short space of time.
“It makes me surprised,” Cech said, as quoted by The Evening Standard.
“It’s a team that six months ago won the league.
“Players stayed there, the coach added more to his liking. It is very hard to believe that the club is in such a state.
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“I was surprised to see their suffering at the beginning of the league, but I was even more taken aback by the fact that the crisis still continues.”
This is all stuff Mourinho is well aware of, and probably doesn’t want to be reminded of by a player who served him for years before making the (totally justified) move across London to one of his closest rivals.
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You’d assume that Cech still has some level of loyalty to Mourinho and Chelsea, so presumably didn’t mean anything by his comments. But his words are still likely to hit a little close to home for the Blues boss, and will only serve to compound his misery after such a hilariously disastrous start to the Chelsea campaign.