Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Sociedad

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Last Game

Vitesse A 1 - 3 Chelsea

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 18:30

Friendly Match

Cech feeling the pressure

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has admitted the Blues are feeling the pressure of trying to salvage their season by qualifying for the UEFA Champions League and winning the Europa League.

Last Updated: 22/04/13 at 14:12 Post Comment

Petr Cech: Chelsea goalkeeper knows side are under pressure in closing weeks of

Petr Cech: Chelsea goalkeeper knows side are under pressure in closing weeks of

Three points against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday would have put the reigning European Champions back up to third ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham in the tense battle for a top-four finish.

But Luis Suarez's late leveller means only two points separate the three London rivals as the season draws to a dramatic conclusion.

"We are in a position where we fight for everything," Cech told the London Evening Standard.

"We have a lot of pressure playing in the Europa League because we obviously want to win it. Every league game we are in the fight for the top four places and it's very tight there."

The Blues shot-stopper was unhappy with the amount of added time given at Anfield, allowing the controversial Suarez to grab a last-gasp winner after he had earlier avoided punishment for biting Branislav Ivanovic.

"We had a disappointing end to this game," Cech added.

"It's unusual to have six minutes. I have been a Chelsea player since 2004 and I have never had six minutes in my favour when I was losing."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

Diego Costa gets two assists Chelsea's 3-1 win over Vitesse Arnhem

Diego Costa grabbed two assists as Chelsea beat Vitesse Arnhem 3-1 on Wednesday

Women's football: Natasha Dowie says Fara Williams can earn 200 caps

Fara Williams has enough ability to earn 200 caps for England, according to Liverpool Ladies team-mate Natasha Dowie

Women's football: Dunia Susi and Rachel Brown-Finnis out of England's game with Sweden

England Women’s boss Mark Sampson has been hit by two withdrawals from his squad ahead of Sunday's game against Sweden

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

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