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Petr Cech column: The importance of having the whole squad ready

With the fixtures coming thick and fast for Chelsea between two international breaks, our goalkeeping legend and current technical and performance advisor Petr Cech explains why it is so important that players are able to come in and out of the starting line-up while maintaining the highest levels.

21 Oct 2021
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Pat Nevin: Where Ben’s goal will rank in season’s best and who deserves credit for Edou’s improvement

Jet-setting Chelsea legend Pat Nevin looks back on the weekend win and the team selection that produced it, and he looks ahead to a ‘must-win’ Malmo game…

19 Oct 2021
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Petr Cech column: Reflections on my head injury 15 years on

On 14 October 2006, Petr Cech’s life changed forever. In the first minute of a Premier League fixture at newly-promoted Reading, he was involved in a collision that left him with a depressed skull fracture.

14 Oct 2021
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Pat Nevin: Chelsea injuries – should we worry?

The international players come back to Cobham this week and some will be walking especially tall, and that has implications for the Chelsea squad writes Blues legend Pat Nevin…

12 Oct 2021
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Petr Cech column: Pride and pressures of playing international football

With another international break beginning, our former goalkeeping great and current performance and technical advisor Petr Cech recalls his own extensive time playing for his nation and explains how the demands of winning caps has an impact on club football…

07 Oct 2021
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Pat Nevin: What difference does it make? How Thomas Tuchel’s choices are paying off

If a substitute comes on and scores, everyone tends to notice, but there are other important impacts possible, as explained by Chelsea legend Pat Nevin in this week’s column...

05 Oct 2021
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Petr Cech column: Now is a time to turn the page

In the latest column by Petr Cech, our former goalkeeping great and current technical and performance advisor, he explains a player’s mindset after consecutive defeats and discusses his entry into the Say No To Hate photography competition…

30 Sep 2021
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Pat Nevin: The big risk Pep Guardiola took against Chelsea

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin looks back at the weekend defeat and ahead to the big Champions League group-stage match midweek, and explains why it is worth having patience with a tactical plan…

28 Sep 2021
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Petr Cech column: How Tottenham rivalry lives on

In this week’s column by our great former goalkeeper who is now technical and performance advisor at Chelsea, he reflects on the current team’s big derby win at the weekend and how the importance of beating Tottenham was ingrained in him and his team-mates. He also counts down to an early start in the meeting between the European champions and the Premier League champions this Saturday…

23 Sep 2021
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Pat Nevin: Three signs things are going well

As the dust settles on the stellar second-half performance at Spurs, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin wishes he had been able to watch one of the stars of the show years ago, and wonders if anyone predicted the goalscorers…

21 Sep 2021
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Petr Cech column: What prepares you to be a Chelsea goalkeeper and why everybody plays their part

In the latest instalment of a new regular column with former goalkeeping great Petr Cech, our current technical and performance advisor shares his insight on what helps goalkeepers adapt quickly to life at Chelsea and why team togetherness is proving so important.

16 Sep 2021
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Pat Nevin: Are there midfielders who work better together?

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin is licking his lips at the thought of a full Stamford Bridge on a Champions League night, and when it comes to which players are on the pitch, the possibilities are extensive, as he discusses in this week’s column…

14 Sep 2021