What I Want From Chelsea FC In Final Matches

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Proper send off for Petr Cech

Petr Cech will likely move away from the Bridge after this season in search of more regular playing time. It’s impossible to fault the 32-year old for wanting to move on at this point as, after 10 years of service for the club, he has seen his minutes significantly drop due to the arrival of the almost 23-year old Thibaut Courtois. The young Belgian has been preferred by Jose Mourinho for the majority of starts and done has well in his first season in England. Courtois’s in second place for the Golden Gloves award with 11 clean sheets, behind Simon Mignolet(?!) and Fraser Forster’s 13, and has made some highlight reel saves to keep Chelsea in games.

It’s clear that Mourinho has an eye on the future and sees Courtois as his long term goalkeeper over Cech (a 3 time Golden Glove winner). The transition between the two shotstoppers should be very familiar to Cech as a decade earlier he was going through the same type of situation with Carlo Cudicini.

Petr is a legend and ranks alongside Peter Bonetti as best to ever play the position for the club. He deserves a proper finish to his Chelsea career and to get the starts in the net for the last three matches. Cech’s inclusion certainly won’t affect the Blue’s defensive stability as they’ve only given up one goal in his six league appearances. There will be more chances for individual awards for TBO and a domestic double isn’t too bad a consolation.

Big Pete is not on the Ross Turnbull level and many clubs will come hunting for his signature in the summer, just hopefully not any in England.

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