Posted on: Mon 16 Oct 2006

Chelsea Football Club is pleased to confirm that Petr Cech's condition is improving.


He is now fully conscious following the operation and the effects of the anaesthetic.


He is communicating and talking with his wife Martina as well as the Chelsea and hospital medical teams who have now given permission for visitors.


Several members of the Chelsea management and team including Jose Mourinho and John Terry visited him this afternoon (pictured), while Carlo Cudicini was at the training ground today.


Chelsea is grateful to everybody for their concern and good wishes for both Petr and Carlo.


We would appeal to the media to please respect the privacy and feelings of Petr's wife at this time.