Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has stated that his team doesn’t miss Petr Cech despite the sending off of Thibaut Courtois against Swansea City, which may impact harder following the 33-year-old’s dreadful league debut for us, Goal reports.
Courtois came charging out of his penalty area to bring down Bafetimbi Gomis and after the referee gave him his marching orders, it was almost as if the ghost of Cech was looming large at Stamford Bridge.
At that point, his sale may have been slightly amusing on our part, but Cech’s own horror show for us against West Ham has meant that the spotlight is very much on him.
“We don’t miss Petr,” Mourinho was quoted as saying.
“We’ve got a good keeper, the problem with Petr is not that we miss him because we have two excellent keepers.
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“The problem with Petr is that an opponent is better than before.”
Cech is too experienced enough to let one game affect him and we’ll certainly see him return to his previous best in his next outing.
A player of his experience and quality has overcome tough moments before and we should be more worried about the overall quality of our game against West Ham.
A swift response is certainly necessary.