Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v West Ham

Friday, 26 December 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Britannia Stadium

Last Game

Stoke 0 - 2 Chelsea

Monday, 22 December 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Cech injury worry for Chelsea

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech could be facing a fresh spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken finger during Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Newcastle.

Last Updated: 04/02/13 at 17:05 Post Comment

Petr Cech: Faces a spell on the sidelines after breaking his little finger

Petr Cech: Faces a spell on the sidelines after breaking his little finger

Cech, who missed three games last month with a groin injury, broke his little finger in what was an impressive display from the 30-year-old at St James' Park, despite the Blues being beaten in the Premier League clash.

It is not yet known how long the Blues goalkeeper will be sidelined, but it has been confirmed he will miss the Czech Republic's friendly against Turkey in Manisa on Wednesday after a scan revealed a fracture in his finger.

National team head coach Michal Bilek said he would play Dnepropetrovsk keeper Jan Lastuvka in the friendly against the Turks, with Hamburg's Jaroslav Drobny on the bench.

Cech told CTK: "2013 started unfortunately for me. At first it was groin, then calf and now the finger. Hopefully I have had my share of bad luck for the whole year already.

"I punched the ball and the head of one of Newcastle players at the same time. I thought it was nothing but went for an X-ray just in case. However, it showed there was a fracture."

Chelsea take on Sparta Prague in the Europa League later this month and Cech is not optimistic of recovering in time to face his former club.

"It will depend on whether we find a solution where it would not threaten my health and, at the same time, I would be able to perform adequately," added the 30-year-old.

"I have to be able to cover the shots, push the players away and so on. If I were unable to give 100 per cent, I would not play. With the splint I have now it would not be possible at all.

"I was waiting for 12 years to play against a Czech club in the European cups. If I should miss this chance, it would be ironic. I can't wait another 12 years, so I hope I will be ready to play."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property