IN PICTURES: CECH'S SHUT-OUTS

Posted on: Sat 11 Jan 2014

With Petr Cech setting a new club record this weekend, the official Chelsea website looks back at the images from some of our goalie's clean sheet games for the club...


 

Petr Cech at Blackburn in 2005

A 1-0 win at Blackburn Rovers in February 2005 proved pivotal as we went on to be crowned champions for the first time in 50 years. Arjen Robben's goal proved decisive, but Cech played a huge part, making a crucial penalty save from Paul Dickov.

Petr Cech at Bolton in 2006

Having won the title a year previously at the Reebok Stadium, another 2-0 victory away at Bolton in April 2006 went a long way to ensuring we would secure back-to-back titles.

Petr Cech at Wembley in 2007


May 2007 saw the Blues take part in the first FA Cup final at the new Wembley against Manchester United. Didier Drogba scored the winner in extra-time, and here Cech gets his hands on the trophy for the first time.

Petr Cech in action at Newcastle in 2008

A 2-0 away win at Newcastle ensured the 2007/08 title race went right to the final day. Unfortunately, though, it was Manchester United who went on to be crowned champions.

Petr Cech in Barcelona

One of Cech's many matches at the Camp Nou, back in 2008/09, saw the Czech impressively keep the home side at bay in a goalless draw in the first leg of our Champions League semi-final. A 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in the return, however, saw the Spanish side progress to the final courtesy of the away goals rule.

Petr Cech after beating Aston Villa at Wembley

We secured our place in a second consecutive FA Cup final courtesy of a 3-0 semi-final win against Aston Villa at Wembley. Here, Cech, alongside Nicolas Anelka and Florent Malouda, salutes the fans.

Petr Cech with the Premier League trophy

In what was a memorable period for the club, we clinched the 2009/10 title with an 8-0 win against Wigan Athletic at Stamford Bridge. Here, Cech poses with the trophy.

Petr Cech against Portsmouth in 2010

A week later, the domestic Double was secured for the first time in our history with a 1-0 FA Cup final win over Portsmouth. Cech made a significant contribution by saving a second-half penalty from Kevin-Prince Boateng.

Petr Cech in action against West Ham

During the 2010/11 season, Cech kept 15 league clean sheets, one of which came against West Ham United in a 3-0 home win, a game that will be remembered for Fernando Torres scoring his first goal in a Chelsea shirt.

Petr Cech in action against Barcelona

Who could forget our 2011/12 Champions League semi-final win over Barcelona en route to lifting the trophy? In the first leg, a 1-0 win, the defence as a whole emerged with great credit, and Cech, as ever, was on hand to produce a string of crucial saves when it really mattered.

Petr Cech_Manchester United

Cech captained the side in last season's FA Cup sixth-round replay against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, and while Demba Ba scored the only goal of the game with an acrobatic volley, Cech preserved our lead with a truly magnificent save to thwart Javier Hernandez from point-blank range.

Petr Cech keeps 200th clean sheet

The 0-0 draw with Manchester United back in August won't be remembered as a classic, but Cech will look back on the game fondly as the game in which he kept his 200th clean sheet as Chelsea goalkeeper.

Petr Cech saves from Giroud

The Blues secured an important point at Arsenal just before Christmas, and we had Cech to thank late on as he foiled an Olivier Giroud attempt.